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L — Charter by King William the Lion, granting to the Bishop of Glasgow 
and his successors the privilege of having a Burgh at Glasgow, with a 
market on Thursdays, and all the liberties and customs of the King's 
burghs. Traquair A. D. 1175-1178, 3 

11. — Grant by Joceline Bishop of Glasgow to the Abbey of Melrose of a toft 

or building site in the Burgh of Glasgow. ▲.D. 1179-99, - - . 5 

III. — Charter by King William the Lion of a yearly fair in Glasgow, to be 
held for eight full days after the octaves of the Apostles Bt. Peter and 
St. Paul (6 July). Edinburgh a. d. 1189-98, 6 

IV. — Charter by King William the lion, granting his peace to all frequenting 

Glasgow fair. Edinburgh 27 June. Ante a.d. 1211, - - - - 7 

V. — Charter of Confirmation by King Alexander XL to the Bishop of Glasgow 

and his successors of the burgh of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 23 July 1224-7, 8 

VI. — Charter of Confirmation by King Alexander II.. to the Bishop of Glasgow 
and his successors, of the right to hold fairs at Glasgow. Edinburgh, 
23 July 1224-7, 9 

VIL — Charter of Confirmation by King Alexander II., to the Bishop of 
Glasgow and his successors, of the Burgh of Glasgow. Cadihow, 
22 November 1225, 11 

VIII. — Charter by King Alexander II. to the Bishop of Glasgow and his 
successors, prohibiting the provost, bailies aad officers of Rutherglen 
from taking toll within the burgh of Glasgow, except at the cross of 
Schedenestoun. Jedewurth, 29 October 1226, 12 



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IX. — Charter by King Alexander II. to the Bishop of Glasgow and his 
successors, of exemption from toll throughout Scotland. Cadihow, 
13 October 1235, .... 13 

X. — Charter by King Alexander II. granting to the Bishop of Glasgow and 
his successors that the bishops burgesses and men of Glasgow should 
have rights of trade and merchandise in Argyle and Lennox, etc. 
Edinburgh Castle, 11 January 1242-3, .14 

XL — Letters of Protection by King Alexander III. to the Bishop of Glasgow, 

his lands and men, and all their possessions. Roxburgh, 30 April 1251, 16 

XIL — Abstract of Charter by King Alexander III., requiring the sheriff, 
bailies and provosts of Dumbarton not to vex or trouble the men of the 
Bishop of Glasgow in the exercise of their privilege going to and 
returning from Argyle with their merchandise. Maiden Castle, 
Edinburgh, 18 June 1275, 17 

XIII. — Charter by Robert of Mithyngby conveying his land in the town of 
Glasgow, after being duly offered to his relations in the court of the 
burgh, to Master Reginald Irewyn, archdeacon of Glasgow. a.d. 
1280-90, 17 

XIV. — Charter by Oliver and Richard Smalhy, Propositi, and other Propositi 
and Citizens of Glasgow, assembled in the courts of the Burgh, setting 
forth a gift by Odard, son of the then deceased Richard Hangpudyng, 
of lands for providing lights in the church of Glasgow. Glasgow, 
15 September 1293, 20 

XV. — Charter by King Robert I., granting to the Bishop of Glasgow his 

churches and whole possessions. Arbroath, 26 April 1309, - - 21 

XVI. — Abstract of a Charter by King Robert I., confirming the charter by 
King Alexander II., of the Burgh of Glasgow, No. vii. Scone, 
28 July 1324, 23 



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XVII. — Abstract of a Charter by King Robert I. confirming the charter by 

King Alexander III., No. xii. Glasgow, 15 November 1328, - - 24 

XVIII. — Precept by King Robert III., authorizing a charter to be granted to 
the burgesses and community of Glsisgow for keeping their market day 
on Monday instead of Sunday. 14 October 1397, - - - - 24 

XIX. — Notarial Instrument, certifying the yearly payment of two pounds of 
wax to the keeper of the lights around St. Kentigem's tomb, for liberty 
to build a mill on the south side of Gardyngad Hill, on the Molendinar 
Bum. Glasgow, 4 February 1446-7, 26 

XX. — Letters by King James II. prohibiting the bailies, burgesses, and com- 
munities of Renfrew and Rutherglen from interfering with the privileges 
granted to the church and town of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 4 February 
1449-50, 27 

XXI. — Charter by King James II. to the Bishop of Glasgow and his successors 
erecting the city and barony of Glasgow, and the lands of Bishopforest 
into a regality. Edinburgh, 20 April 1450, 28 

XXII. — Bull by Pope Nicholas V., ordaining a University to be founded in 

the City of Glasgow. Rome, 7 January 1450-1, - - - - 31 

XXIII. — Charter by Bling James II. to the Bishop of Glasgow and his 
successors of the regality of the city and barony of Glasgow, and of the 
lands of Bischopforest. Edinburgh, 22 February 1450-1, - - - 36 

XXIV. — Letters by King James II. taking the University of Glasgow under 
his firm peace and protection, and exempting the rectors and others 
connected therewith from all tributes and services imposed in the 
Kingdom. Stirling, 20 April 1453, 37 

XXV. — Charter by William TumbuU, Bishop of Glasgow, with consent of the 
Chapter, granting various privileges to the University of Glasgow. 
1 December 1453, - - - - 39 



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XXVI. — Indenture between John Stewart, * the first Provest that was in the 
Citie of Glasgu' on the one part, and the Prior and Convent of the 
Friars Preachers of the same City on the other part. Glasgow, 
18 December 1454, ... 43 

XXVII. — Foundation by Walter Stewart of Arthurle, of a Ohaphunry at the 
New Altar of St. Kentigern, in the High Church of Glasgow. 23d 
July 1460, 45 

XXVIII. — Grant by Andrew, Bishop of Glasgow, with consent of the Chapter, 
to the Rector of the Uniyersity, of full jurisdiction in all causes and 
quarrels between the Supposts of the University, or between them and the 
Burgesses and other subjects of the Bishop, etc. Glasgow, 1 July 1461, 53 

XXIX. — Decree of the Lords Auditors of Causes and Complaints in favour of 
the Bishop, and of the Provost, Bailies, and Community of Glasgow, 
against the Provost, Bailies, and Community of Dumbarton. Edinburgh, 
29 November 1469, 54 

XXX. — Letter by King James III., confirming to the University of Glasgow 
the Letter of Exemption from Taxes granted by King James II., 
No. xxiv. Edinburgh, 10 December 1472, 55 

XXXL — Letter by King James III. under his privy seal, charging the Bishops 
of the Kingdom not to trouble or molest the Rectors and others in the 
University of Glasgow, but rather to maintain and defend their im- 
munity from Taxation, etc. Edinburgh, 10 December 1472, - - 58 

XXXil. — Charter by King James III., granting and confirming to the Bishop 
of Glasgow and his successors the City and Barony of Glasgow, and the 
lands called Bishopforeet, in free regality, etc. Edinburgh, 15 July 1476, 60 

XXXIII. — Decree of the Court of the City of Glasgow, adjudging a waste 
tenement in the Ratounraw to the vicars of the choir of Glasgow, for 
payment of annual rents due to the vicars out of that tenement. 
Glasgow, 1477, 1478 and 1478-9, 66 



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XXXIV.— Abstract of Ratification by King James III. of the Decree of the 
Lords A.uditora of Causes and Complaints No. xxiz. Edinburgh, 
1 December 1479, 71 

XXXV. — Instrument setting forth the Foundation by William Stewart, canon 
of Glasgow, etc., of a perpetual chantry at the high altar of the Church 
of the Friars Preachers of Glasgow, — the rector of the University, the 
regents in the College of Arts, and the proYOsts and bailies of the City, 
being conservators of the chantry. Edinburgh, 15 June 1487, - - 72 

XXX VL— Another Instrument setting forth the same Foundation as in 

No. XXXV. Glasgow, 6 July 1487, 78 

XXXVIL — Charter by King James IV. confirming the liberties and privileges 

granted to the Bishop of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 4 January 1489-90, - 79 

XXXVIII. — Abstract of Precept by King James IV., commanding the 
observance of a Decree by King James III. and his Council, decerning 
all ships, strangers, and others, to go to free burghs and there make 
their merchandise. Precept dated Edinburgh, 20 October 1490, - - 87 

XXXIX. — Abstract of Letter by Kmg James IV. to the Provost and Bailies 
of Glasgow, authorising them to use their freedoms as they had pre- 
viously done. Edinburgh, 17 January 1491-2, 88 

XL. — Instrument setting forth the rights of the Chancellor of the Metropolitan 
Church of Glasgow to the patronage of the Grammar School of the City, 
and the care and government of the school and the master thereof. 
Glasgow, 13 September 1494, 89 

XLL — Donation by Martin Wan, chancellor of the Metropolitan Church of 
Glasgow, of several annual-rents, for the maintenance of one poor person 
in St. Nicholas' Hospital. Glasgow, 1 June 1501, - - - - 92 

XLII. — Instrument setting forth the appointment by Mr. Thomas Muirheid, 
rector of Stobo, of the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of the Burgh 
as patrons of a chaplainry founded by him in St Roche's Church. 
Dated 10 October 1608, 97 



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XLIII. — Letter by King James IV. charging the Ordinaries Spiritual of his 
realm that they take no tax from the regents, students, or officers of 
the University of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 7 June 1609, - - - 100 

XLIV. — Foundation by John Schaw, proTost of Glasgow, of a chaplainry of 
Saint Christopher's altar in the High Church, of which chaplainry he 
constituted the Provost, Bailies, and Community of Glasgow the patrons, 
after his decease. Glasgow, 30 May 1514, 101 

XLV. — Letter by King James V., with advice of his tutor, John, Duke of 
Albany, governor of the realme, confirming Letters of Exemption from 
taxes granted to the University of Glasgow by James II., No. xxiv. ; 
James III., No. xxxi ; and James IV., No. xliii. Edinburgh, 
20 May 1622, 106 

XL VI. — Instrument by which Master James Houstoun, sub-dean of the 
Metropolitan Church of Glasgow, appointed the Provost, Bailies, and 
Councillors of the Burgh, patrons of seven chaplainries in the New 
Church in St. Tenuis Street Glasgow, 1 May 1629, - - - - 107 

XLVII. — Charter by the Provost, Bailies, Councillors and Community of the 
City of Glasgow, giving in alms to the Virgin Mary, and Anne her 
mother, and to Master James Houston, the founder of the New Church 
in St. Tenu's Street, and the eight chaplains thereof, sixteen acres of 
land in the Gallowmure. Glasgow, 4 May 1629, - - - - 109 

XLVIII. — Confirmation by Gavin, Archbishop of Glasgow, of the Charter 

Number xlviL Glasgow, 16 May 1629, 113 

XLIX. — Abstract of Act or Decree obtained by the Town of Glasgow against 
the inhabitants of Butherglen and Renfrew, as to bringing goods to the 
market of Glasgow. 10 June 1642, 117 

L. — Letter by Queen Mary, with consent of her tutor, James, Earl of Arran, 
governor of her realm, confirming letters of exemption from taxes 
granted to the University by King James 11. , No. xxiv. ; King James 
III.,. No. XXX. ; King James IV., No. xliii. ; and King James V., 
No. xlv. Linlithgow, 6 July 1647, 118 



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LI. — Instrument in regard to the election by the Archbishop of Glasgow of the 

Bailies of the city for the following year. 3 October 1553, - - - 119 

LII. — Abstract of a Decree by the Lords of Secret Council assoilzing the 
provost, bailies, councillors and community from a suit by the Arch- 
bishop for refusing to pay certain duties. 10 December 1554, - - 121 

LIII. — Letter by Queen Mary and her mother, the Queen Regent, exempting 
the rector of the University, the dean of faculty, and a regent in the 
pedagogy, from any share of the tax of JBl 0,000 granted by the clergy 
of the realm. Edinburgh, 8 February 1555-6, 122 

LIV. — Letter by Queen Mary and her mother, the Queen Regent, exempting 
the rector, dean of faculty, and regent in the pedagogy, from payment 
of the subsidy of jB2,000 voted by the clergy, and from payment of taxes 
in all time coming. Falkland, 16 June 1556, 123 

LV. — Letter by Queen Mary and the Queen Regent, discharging the rector of 
the University, the dean of faculty, and the principal regents in the peda- 
gogy from payment of any part of two subsidies, the one of ^2,000, and 
the other of ^£2,500, granted by the clergy. Stirling, U March 1556-7, 124 

LVI. — Bond of Maintenance by James, Duke of Chatelherault, to the Arch- 
bishop and Chapter of Glasgow, undertaking to protect the see in all its 
rights and privileges. Edinburgh, 6 February 1657-8, - - - 125 

LVII. — Notarial Instrument setting forth that a search had been made for the 
Archbishop, and protesting that he being absent, the Town Council 
may elect Magistrates. Glasgow, 30 September 1561, - - - 126 

LVIII. — Letter from Queen Mary, under her Privy Seal, founding bursaries 
for five poor children, and granting to the College certain lands and 
annual rents for their maintenance. Glasgow, 13 July 1563, - - 129 

LEX. — Charter by Queen Mary, granting the Kirk-livings to the Provost, 
Bailies, Councillors, and Community of Glasgow, for the support of the 
ministers, and the erection and endowment of an hospital for the poor 
and infirm in the burgh. Edinburgh, 16 March 1566-7, - - - 131 



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LX. — Precept by King James VI., with advice of James, Earl of Murray, 
Regent, to the collectors for the ministers of Glasgow, confirming and 
extending the donation made by the Charter, No. lix. Edinburgh, 
5 June 1568, - - 137 

LXI. — Charter by the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of Glasgow, 
granting to James Fleming, burgess of Glasgow, the ruinous church 
formerly called the New Collegiate Church of St. Mary the Virgin, with 
the walls and kirk-yard, and the common yard situated in the Trongate. 
Glasgow, 2 August 1670, 140 

LXII. — Deed of gift by King James VI.^ granting power to the Provost and 
Bailies of the City of Glasgow to collect certain dues at the Bridge of 
Glasgow. Stirling, 8 April 1671, 146 

LXI II. — Charter by the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of the City of Glasgow, 
granting to the Pedagogy or College for the maintenance of a principal, 
being also a professor of theology, two regents and teachers of philosophy, 
and twelve poor students, all the kirk livings which had been bestowed 
on the burgh by the charter No. lix. Glasgow, 8 January 1572-73, - 149 

LXIV. — Ratification by King James VI. in Parliament of the Charter 
No. Ixiii., by the Provost, Bailies, Councillors and Community of 
Glasgow, in favour of the Pedagogy or College of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 
26 January 1572-3, 162 

LXV. —Decree by the Lords of Council and Session, in favour of the Provost^ 
Bailies, Councillors, and Community of Glasgow, defenders in an action 
pursued by the burgh of Rutherglen against them, — by which decree 
the defenders were found entitled to exact a ladleful of every sack of 
victual coming to the market of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 4 June 1575, - 164 

LXVL — Letters by the Regent Morton discharging the community of the City 
of Glasgow from passing upon assizes or inquests in any actions, crimes, 
and causes, before any judges, except in actions and crimes done in the 
City or three miles outwith the same. Dalkeith, 1 April 1576, - .167 



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LXVII.— Charter by King James VI., granting the Rectory and Vicarage of 
the Parish C^iurch of Govan to the College or Pedagogy of Glasgow, 
and of new confirming all lands, houses, and revenues granted to it in 
time past, to be applied in the manner set forth in the King's New 
Erection and Foundation engrossed in the charter, for the maintenance 
of a principal, three regents, a steward, four poor students, the principal's 
servant, a cook and a janitor. Dalkeith, 13 July 1577, - - - 168 

LXVIIL — Letters by King James VI. in terms similar to No. Ixvi. Stirling, 

27 July 1578, 186 

LXIX. — Letters by King James VI. in terms similar to No. Ixvi., -187 

LXX. — Letter by King James VI. under the Great Seal, taking the whole 
members and supposts of the College of Glasgow, with their lands, 
tenements, and other goods, under his firm peace and protection, and 
confirming the exemption of the University from taxation, and from 
watch and ward. Stirling, 26 May 1579, 187 

LXXI. — Abstract of two Precepts by King James VI., under his privy seal, 
prohibiting the communities of Renfrew and Rutherglen, and all others, 
from troubling the lieges coming with merchandise to Glasgow. Edin- 
burgh, 4 February 1580-1, 189 

LXXII. — Deed of Mortification by James, Archbishop of Glasgow, Chancellor 
of the University, with the consent of the Chapter, in favour of the 
College of Glasgow, whereby he mortified to it all and whole the customs 
of the trone, great and small customs, those of fair or market, of 
measure or weight, within the burgh of Glasgow, to be held of the 
Archbishop and his successors in all time coming. Glasgow, 28 May 1581, 189 

liXXIII. — Letter by King James VL, under his Privy Seal, confirming to the 
University the grant of the customs of the trone, conveyed in No. Ixxii., 
notwithstanding all acts and statutes to the contrary. Dalkeith, 
17 June 1581, - - 191 



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LXXIY. — Act of Parliament, entituled * Annexation of the Temporalities of 
Benefices to the Crown,' whereby there were annexed to the Crown 
all lands and others then belonging to any ecclesiastical or beneficed 
person, with certain exceptions therein enumerated. Holjrood, 
29 July 1587, - - - 192 

LXXV. — Charter by King James VI., under his Great Seal, confirmiug to the 
College of Glasgow the Eectory and Vicarage of Go van, with the teinds, 
lands, and others, granted by Nos. Ixvii., Ixiii., Ixiv., Ixxii., Izxiii., and 
Ixx. Holyrood, 29 July 1587, 207 

LXXVI. — Act of Parliament in favour of the College of Glasgow, ratifying 
and confirming, inter cUia, Ixvii., Ixiii., lix., Ixxii., Ixxiii., and Ixx. 
Edinburgh, 29 July 1587, 211 

LXXVII. — Act of Parliament granting commission to various persons to take 
order for reUef of the decay of that part of Glasgow above the Greyfriar 
Wynd. Edinburgh, 29 July 1587, 213 

LXXVIII. — Charter by King James VI. under his Great Seal, granting in feu 
to Walter, Commendator of Blantyre, the lands and barony of Glasgow, 
and other lands and duties. Holyrood, 3d November 1587, - - 215 

LXXIX — Indenture between the towns of Glasgow and Dumbarton, as to 

Merchandice arriving in the waters of Clyde. Renfrew, 9 October 1590, 225 

LXXX. — Charter by King James VI. under his Great Seal, confirming to 
Walter, commendator of Blantyre, the Charter No. Ixxviii., and of new 
disponing to him the subjects thereby conveyed to be called the Lord- 
ship of Glasgow. Dumbarton, 26 August 1591, 227 

LXXXI. — Act of Parliament ratifying and approving the foundation and 
disposition, by the Provost, Baiilies, and Councillors of Glasgow, of the 
revenue of the College Kirk, to the support of the ministry within the 
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LXXXII. — Act of Parliament granting commission to certain persons to 
remove the bear and malt market to the head of the Greyfriars Wynd, 
and to remove the salt market thence to the old station. Edinburgh, 
8 June 1594, 243 

LX XXIII. — Letter by King James YL, constituting the Provost, Bailies and 
the Session of the kirk and parish of Glasgow, judges under the statutes 
against fornication. Holyrood, 20 March 1594-95, . . - . 245 

LXXXIV. — Abstract of Confirmation by King James VL, confirming an Act 
or Decreet, obtained by Glasgow against the burghs of Rutherglen and 
Renfrew, No. xlix. Edinburgh, 8 July 1596, 247 

LXXXV. — Act of the Privy Council decerning a gift to be expede under the 
Privy Seal in favour of the Burgh of Dumbarton, of the impost therein 
mentioned, without prejudice of the liberty of the Water of Clyde - 
claimed by Glasgow. Stirling, 10 September 1600, - - - - 248 

LXXXVI. — Act of Parliament, ratifying to James Archbishop of Glasgow his 
restitution to his whole heritages and possessions. Edinburgh, 15 
November 1600, 250 

LXXXVIL — Charter by King James VI., under his Great Seal, in favour of 
Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, of the Castle of Glasgow and the heritable 
right of electing the ma^trates of Glasgow. Holyrood, 17 November 
1600, 252 

liXXXVIIL — Charter by King James VI., under his great seal, disponing in 
feu to Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, and his heirs on the estate of Lennox, 
of the lands and barony of Glasgow and other lands and baronies. 
Berwick, 7 April 1603, 258 

LiXXXIX. — Letter by King James VL, with the approval of the Duke of 
Lennox, authorising the City of Glasgow to have free election of its 
magistrates. Hampton Court, 27 September 1605, - • -269 



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XC. — Draft of an Act of Parliament, superscribed by King James VI., for 
granting free liberty to the City of Glasgow to elect its Magistrates. 
7 July 1606, 271 

XCI. — Act of Parliament intituled ' Act anent the restitution of the Estate of 

Bischoppis.' Edinburgh, 11 July 1606, 272 

XCIL — Charter by King James VI., confirming all rights and privileges, 
previously granted to the Burgh and City of Glasgow, and erecting the 
same into a Royal Burgh. Boys ton, 8 April 1611, - - - 278 

XCIII. — Act of Parliament in favour of the Town of Glasgow, ratifying the 

immediately preceding Charter, No. xcii Edinburgh, 23 October 1612, 284 

XCIV. — Charter by King James VI., whereby, on a recital of the expenses 
incurred by the magistrates, burgesses, and inhabitants of the Burgh 
and City of Glasgow in supporting the Metropolitan Church and up- 
holding the Bridge of Glasgow, he granted to the Provost, Bailies, 
Councillors, and community, certain lands which had formerly belonged 
to the sub-deacons of Glasgow, to be called the Tenandry of Battonraw. 
Edinburgh, 21 December 1613, 284 

XCV. — Charter by John, Archbishop of Glasgow, disponing to the Provost, 
Bailies, Councillors, and Community of the Burgh of Glasgow the whole 
duties and customs of the Trone of the Burgh. Glasgow, 7 December 
1614, 291 

XCVI. — Bond by John, Archbishop of Glasgow, binding himself to obtam 
from the College a ratification of the Charter No. xcv., or otherwise to 
guarantee the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of the Burgh of Glasgow 
against loss. Glasgow, 27 March 1615, 295 

XCVII. — Sasine following upon a Charter, dated 3 March 1615, granted by 
the College of Glasgow in favour of the Provost, BaiUes, Councillors, 
and Community of the Burgh of Glasgow of the whole customs and 
duties of the Trone of the Burgh. Glasgow, 14 October 1615, - - 296 



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XCVIII. — Act of the Privy Council granting to the Provost, Bailies, and 
Councillors of Glasgow, an impost for repairing and upholding the 
Bridge of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 5 February 1618, - - - -300 

XOIX. — Contract between Sir Walter Stewart of Mynto, with consent of his 
spouse and the Provost, Bailies, Dean: of Guild, Treasurer, Deacon, 
Convener, Councillors, Deacons of Crafts, and Community of Glasgow, 
whereby he disponed to them the Subdean Milns, with the multures 
and others therein mentioned. Glasgow, 13 and 14 September 1619, - 302 

C. — Charter by Sir Walter Stewart of Mynto, disponing to the Provost, Bailies, 
Dean of Guild, Treasurer, Deacona of the Crafts, Councillors, and 
Community of the Burgh and City of Glasgow, the two com mills and 
the Subdean's mills, with the little kiln belonging thereto, and the 
multures and others therein mentioned Glasgow, 5 May 1620, - 309 

CI. — Charter by James, Archbishop of Glasgow, disponing to Ludovic, Duke of 
Lennox, the office of bailliary and justiciary of the Barony and Kegality 
of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 7 August 1621, 314 

OIL — Charter by James Law, Archbishop of Glasgow, with consent of the 
Dean and Chapter, confirming, inter cUia, the gift of immunities granted 
to the University on 1 December 1453, by William Turnbull, bishop of 
Glasgow, No. XXV. Glasgow, 30 October 1628, 322 

cm. — Charter by King Charles I., under his Great Seal, confirming to 
Ludovick, Duke of Lennox, the Charter, No. ci. Holyrood House, 
1 April 1629, - - 325 

CIV. — Charter of Confirmation and Novodamus by King Charles I., under his 
Great Seal, of all the foundations, mortifications, donations, and others 
granted to the University and College of Glasgow. St. James' Palace, 
28 June 1630, 328 

CV. — Act of Parliament in favour of the College of Glasgow, ratifying the 
Charter, No. civ., and the several Charters and Infeftments therein 
enumerated. Edinburgh, 28 June 1633, 347 



xvi TABLE OF CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

CVI. — Act of Parliament in favour of the Burgh of Glasgow, confirming 
several Charters and other Writs previously granted in their favour. 
Edinburgh, 28 June 1633, 351 

C VII. — Disposition by the Principal and Regents of the College, with consent 
therein mentioned, to the BUrgh of Glasgow, of the Blackfriars Kirk, 
with kirkyard and ground adjacent. Glasgow, 4 June 1635, - - 356 

CVIII. — Contract between the Archbishop of Glasgow, with consent of his 
chapter, the Provost, Bailies, and Council of the Burgh of Glasgow, and 
the Principal, Regents, and Masters of the College of Glasgow, as to 
Blackfriars Kirk. Glasgow, 6 June 1635, 369 

CIX. — Charter by King Charles L, ratifying the Contract No. cviii., and 
disponing to the Burgh and City of Glasgow, and the Provost, Bailies, 
Councillars, and Community of the same, the church called the Black- 
friars Kirk. Oatlands, 1 July 1636, 364 

ex. — Charter by King Charles I., whereby he confirmed all the charters, 
writings, rights, and privileges, previously granted to and enjoyed by 
the Provost, Bailies, Dean of Guild, Treasurer, Councillors, and Com- 
munity of the Burgh of Glasgow. Newmarket, 16 October 1636, - 375 

CXI. — Bond granted by the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of the Burgh 
and City of Glasgow, to the Archbishop, Chapter, and College of 
Glasgow, that the signature for the preceding Charter, No. ex., should 
not be prejudicial to the Archiepiscopal See, nor to the College. 
Glasgow, 6 December 1636, -..--... 395 

CXII. — Act of the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland, ordaining that 
Episcopal Government and civil places and power of Kirkmen be held 
as unlawful in the Kirk. Edinburgh, 17 August 1639, - - - 397 

CXIII. — Act of Parliament ratifying and confirming the foregoing act of the 
General Assembly, and rescinding and annulling all acts made in pre- 
judice thereof. Edinburgh, 6 June 1640, 400 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. xv 

PAGE 

CXrV. — ^Act of Parliament prohibiting the holding of a Market in Glasgow 
on Mondays, and appointing certain articles to be sold at the weekly 
market on Wednesdays, and also prohibiting the holding of any markets 
on Sundays. Edinburgh, 11 June 1640, 401 

CXV. — Charter by King Charles I., under his Privy Seal, granting to James, 
Duke of Lennox and Richmond, inter alia, the lands and barony of 
Glasgow, with certain rights and privileges. Halyrudhouse, 6 
September 1641, 403 

CXVL — Act of Parliament empowering the burgh of Glasgow to elect its 
magistrates yearly at' the accustomed time. Edinburgh, 1 6 November 
1641, 410 

CXYII. — Act of Parliament ordaining and declaring all superiorities of lands 
and others formerly held of bishops and their chapters to belong to the 
Crown in all time coming, and without prejudice to the rights of the 
Duke of Lennox in the temporality of the Archbishoprick. Edinburgh, 
16 November 1641, 411 

OX VIII. — Act of Parliament in favor of the Town of Glasgow, ratifying and 
confirming the charter. No. ex., with the Precept and Instrument of 
Sasine following thereon. Edinburgh, 17 November 1641, - - - 413 

CXIX. — Act of Parliament ordaining a confirmation to be expede in favour of 
the provost, bailies, council, and community of Glasgow, ratifying a 
signature granted by King Charles I. of the teinds, etc., belonging to 
the spirituality of the Archbishopric of Glasgow, for the support of the 
minister of the High Church, and the upholding of the fiEibric, with the 
charter and the infeftment to follow thereon. Edinburgh, 17 November 
1641, 415 

CXX. — Act of Parliament ordaining the Markets previously held in Glasgow 
on Mondays to be kept on Wednesdays in all time coming. Edinburgh, 
23 July 1644, 416 



xvi TABLE OF CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

CVI. — Act of Parliament in favour of the Burgh of Glasgow, confirming 
several Charters and other Writs previously granted in their favour. 
Edinburgh, 28 June 1633, 351 

C VIL — Disposition by the Principal and Regents of the College, with consent 
therein mentioned, to the Btirgh of Glasgow, of the Blackfriars Kirk, 
with kirkyard and ground adjacent. Glasgow, 4 June 1635, - - 356 

CVIII. — Contract between the Archbishop of Glasgow, with consent of his 
chapter, the Provost, Bailies, and Council of the Burgh of Glasgow, and 
the Principal, Regents, and Masters of the College of Glasgow, as to 
Blackfriars Kirk. Glasgow, 6 June 1635, 359 

CIX. — Charter by King Charles I., ratifying the Contract No. cviii., aod 
disponing to the Burgh and City of Glasgow, and the Provost, Bailies, 
Councillars, and Community of the same, the church called the Black- 
friars Kirk. Oatlands, 1 July 1636, 364 

ex. — Charter by King Charles I., whereby he confirmed all the charters, 
writings, rights, and privileges, previously granted to and enjoyed by 
the Provost, Bailies, Dean of Guild, Treasurer, Councillors, and Com- 
munity of the Burgh of Glasgow. Newmarket, 16 October 1636, - 375 

CXI. — Bond granted by the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of the Burgh 
and City of Glasgow, to the Archbishop, Chapter, and College of 
Glasgow, that the signature for the preceding Charter, No. ex., should 
not be prejudicial to the Archiepiscopal See, nor to the College. 
Glasgow, 6 December 1636, 396 

CXII. — Act of the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland, ordaining that 
Episcopal Government and civil places and power of Kirkmen be held 
as unlawful in the Kirk. Edinburgh, 17 August 1639, - - - 397 

CXIII. — Act of Parliament ratifying and confirming the foregoing act of the 
General Assembly, and rescinding and annulling all acts made in pre- 
judice thereof. Edinburgh, 6 June 1640, 400 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. xv 

PAGE 

CXrV. — ^Act of Parliament prohibiting the holding of a Market in Glasgow 
on Mondays, and appointing certain articles to be sold at the weekly 
market on Wednesdays, and also prohibiting the holding of any markets 
on Sundays. Edinburgh, 11 June 1640, 401 

CXV. — Charter by King Charles I., under his Privy Seal, granting to James, 
Duke of Lennox and Richmond, inter alia, the lands and barony of 
Glasgow, with certain rights and privileges. Halyrudhouse, 6 
September 1641, 403 

CXYI. — Act of Parliament empowering the burgh of Glasgow to elect its 
magistrates yearly at' the accustomed time. Edinburgh, 1 6 November 
1641, 410 

OXYII. — Act of Parliament ordaining and declaring all superiorities of lands 
and others formerly held of bishops and their chapters to belong to the 
Crown in all time coming, and without prejudice to the rights of the 
Duke of Lennox in the temporality of the Archbishoprick. Edinburgh, 
16 November 1641, 411 

OXVIIL — Act of Parliament in favor of the Town of Glasgow, ratifying and 
confirming the charter. No. ex., with the Precept and Instrument of 
Sasine following thereon. Edinburgh, 17 November 1641, - - -413 

CXIX — Act of Parliament ordaining a confirmation to be expede in favour of 
the provost, bailies, council, and community of Glasgow, ratifying a 
signature granted by King Charles I. of the teinds, etc., belonging to 
the spirituality of the Archbishopric of Glasgow, for the support of the 
minister of the High Church, and the upholding of the fiEibric, with the 
charter and the infeftment to follow thereon. Edinburgh, 17 November 
1641, 415 

CXX. — Act of Parliament ordaining the Markets previously held in Glasgow 
on Mondays to be kept on Wednesdays in all time coming. Edinburgh, 
23 July 1644, 416 



xviii TABLE OP CONTENTS. 

PAQB 

CXXI. — Act of the Lords of Exchequer, ordering a new signature of Mortifi- 
cation of the spirituality of the Archbishoprick of Glasgow, with the 
teinds lately annexed thereto. Edinburgh, 18 February 1648, - - 417 

OXXII. — Charter by King Charles I., under his great seal, whereby he granted, 
mortified, and disponed to the burgh of Glasgow, and to the provost, 
bailies, councillors, and community thereof, the whole teinds contained 
in the Charter No. cxix. Edinburgh, 18 February 1648, - - - 418 

CXXin. — Act of Parliament ratifying and approving an Act of the Lords of 
Exchequer [No. cxxL] and the gift and charter of mortification of the 
spirituality of the Archbishopric of Glasgow following thereon [No. 
cxxii.] Edinburgh, 11 May 1648, 424 

ABSTRACT op CHARTER and DOCUMENTS, 1176-1649, - - - 427 

ADDITIONS TO ABSTRACT, 1545-1648, 491 

INDEX, 499 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 



Page 43, line 2, for " were " read " was; " 1. 17, and p. 44, L 1, for " Waltargat " read ** Waloargat." 

Page 66, line 26, for "James IV." read "James 11." 

Page 93, line 24, for " north " read "east." 

Page 107, line 13 ; p. 109, line 16; for " St. Enoch's Wynd " read " St. Tenuis Street; " p. 108, line 23; 

p. 110, line 27; p. 114, line 27,' for " Wynd " read " Street" 
Page 137, line 14, for "funds" read "fruits." 
Page 191, line 10, for "Ixxiu." read "Ixxii." 
Page 416, last line, substitute "480" for "474." 

Page 416, 2nd last line ; p. 480, line 11 ; p. 633, 2nd coL, line 44, delete " St." 
Page 433, line 23, for " xvii." read " xviii." 

Page 433, line 26, delete " acres of land " and substitute " pounds of wax." 
Page 438, No. 38, between lines 29 and 30 insert— "The Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, Vol. I., 

p. 403, No. 1916." 
Page 440, line 28, for " 30 April, 1626," read " 29 April, 1526." 

Page 440, No. 47, between lines 28 and 29 insert—" Original in the Archives of the City." 
Pages 446-7, read No. 74 after No. 77. 
Page 448, No. 79, line 6, for " No. 48 » read " No. 47." 
Page 466, No. 114, line 13, after " 133 " add " 161." 
Page 468, No. 126, between lines 10 and 11 insert as follows — 

" Printed Register of the Privy CouncU, VoL VI., pp. 160, 161." 
No. 126, between lines 26 and 26 insert as follows — 

"Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), 
p. 26, A«, b. 4, No. 3." 
No. 127, line 29, substitute "237 " for " 184." 
Page 460, No. 136, after last line insert as follows — 

" Ratified by Act of Parliament, 1672, c. 129 (11 September, 1672), Acts of the Parliaments 
. of Scotland, VoL VIII., p. 186." 
Page 461, No. 138, between lines 10 and 11 insert as follows — 

« Printed Register of the Privy CJouncU, Vol. VII., pp. 141, 142, 161." 
Page 479, to each of Nos. 216 and 217 add as follows — 

*^ See Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 126 (28 March, 1861), Acts of the Parliaments of 
ScotUwid, Vol. VII., p. 86." 



XX ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 

Page 480, to No. 221 add as follows— 

** Extracts from the Records of the Bargh of Glasgow, Vol. II., pp. 47, 48." 

" See Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 126 {ut supra p. 479)." 
Page 481, to each of Nos. 222, 223, 224, 225, add as follows— 

" See Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 126 {ut supra p. 479)." 
Page 481, to No. 226 add as follows— 

"Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), 
p. 11, A\ b. 1, A«, b. 4, No. 5." 
Pages 483, 484, 485, 486, to each of Nos. 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 246, 246, 
247, 248, 249, 250, and 251, add as follows— 

" See Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 126 {ut supra p. 479)." 
Page 486, to No. 252 add as follows— 

" Extracts from the Records of the Bargh of Glasgow, (Scottish Burgh Records Society), 
VoL n., p. 112." 

<* See Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 126 {ut supra p. 479). 
Page 487, to each of Nos. 253, 254, 255, add as follows— 

" See Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 126 {ut supra p. 479)." 
Page 488, to each of Nos. 258, 259, 260, and 262, add as follows— 

" See Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 126 {ut supra p. 479)." 
Page 489, to No. 263, line 8, after "Vol. II." add **p. 135," and "See Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 126 

{vi supra p. 479)." 
Page 489, to each of Nos. 264 and 265 add as follows— 

"See Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 126 {ut supra p 479)." 
Page 490, to No. 266, line 4, after " Vol. U." add " pp. 137-139," and between lines 5 and 6 add as 
follows — 

"See Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 126 {ut supra p. 479)." 
Page 494, No. [193a], delete " Fleming" and insert " Faulls." 

Page 506, 1st col., line 21, delete " See Cardross" and substitute " 12, 14, 23, 191, 294, 324, 363, 431." 
Page 506, delete lines 47, 48, from " Cardross " to " 431 " inclusive. 
Page 521, 1st col., delete " King Street or Waltargat, 43, 44." 
Page 522, 2nd col., before "Lintoun" insert " Linningshaugh, 216, 229, 232." 
Page 535, 2nd col., between lines 24 and 25 insert " Walkergait (Walcargat) 43, 44." Delete line 34. 



CHAETEES AND DOCUMENTS 



RELATING TO THE 



CITY OF GLASGOW. 



CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS 



RELATING TO 



THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 



I. 

Gh ABTER by King William the Lion^ granting to the Bishop of Glasgow 
and his successors the privilege of having a Burgh at Glasgow^ 
with a market on Thursdays^ and all the liberties and customs 
of the King's burghs. Traquair a.d. 1176-1178. 

W ILLELMTJS Dei gracia Rex Scottorum, episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, 
baronibus, justiciariis, vicecomitibus, ministris et omnibus probis hominibus 

W ILLIAM, by the grace of God, King of Soots, to bishops, abbots, earls, barons, 
jnstidars, sheriffs, officers, and all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, present 



4 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1175-7 

totiufl terre sue clericis et laicis modernis et posteris, salutem. Sciant 
presentes et futuri me coucessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse Deo, et 
Sancto Kentegemo, et Joselino episcopo Glasguensi, et BinguHs eius sue- 
cessoribus, in perpetuum, ut Burgum habeant apud Glasgu, cum foro die 
Jouis, bene et honorifice, quiete et plenarie, cum omnibus libertatibus et 
consuetudinibus quas aliquis burgorum meorum in tota terra mea melius, 
plenius, quietius et honorificentius habet. Quare volo et firmiter pre- 
cipio ut omnes burgenses, qui in predicto burgo manentes erunt, meam 
firmam pacem iuste habeant per totam terram meam in eimdo et rede- 
undo. Et prohibeo firmiter ne quis eos aut eorum catalla iniuste 
disturbet aut vexet aut aliquam eis iniuriam aut contumeliam inferat super 
meam plenariam forisfacturam. Testibus, Comite Dauid firatre meo, Wal- 
ter© Bidun cancellario meo, Comite Dunecano, Comite Gilleberto, Comite 
Gillechristo de Menetethe, Ricardo de Moruill constabulario, Roberto 
de Quinci, Ricardo Cumin, Waltero de Berkelei camerario, Willelmo de 
Veteri Ponte, Philippe de Valloniis, Roberto de Berkelei, Adamo de Stan- 
ford. Apud Trauequer. 



and to come, greeting. Be It known to those present and to come, that I have granted, 
and by this my charter confirmed, to God and Saint Kentigern, and to Joseline bishop 
of Glasgow, and to each of his successors, f 6r ever, to have a burgh at Glasgow, with a 
market on Thursday, well and honourably, quietly and fully, with all the freedoms and 
customs which any of my burghs in my whole land, best, most fuUy, quietly, and 
honourably has. Wherefore I will and straitly enjoin that all the burgesses who 
shall be resident in the foresaid burgh shall justly have my firm peace through my 
whole land, in going and returning. And I straitly forbid any one unjustly to 
trouble or molest them or their chattels or inflict any injury or damage upon them 
on pain of my full forfeiture. Witnesses, Earl David my brother, Walter Bidun 
my chancellor, Earl Duncan, Earl. Gilbert, Earl Gillecrist of Meneteth, Richard of 
Moruill constable, Robert of Quinci, Richard Cumin, Walter of Berkelei chamberlain, 
William of Vipont, Philip of Valoines, Robert of Berkelei, Adam of Stanford. At 
Trauequer. 



1179-99.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 



II. 

GsANT by Joceline Bishop of Glasgow to the Abbey of Melrose of a 
toft or building site in the Burgh of Glasgow. a.d. 1179-99. 

JOCELINUS Dei gracia Glasguensis Episcopus, vniuersis Sancte Matris 
Ecclesie fihis, tarn posteris quam presentibus, salutem in Christo. Sciatis 
noB dedisse et concessisse et hac carta nostra confirmasse Deo et Ecclesie 
Sancte Marie de Maylros, et monachis ibidem Deo seruientibus, in 
liberam et perpetuam elemosinam, illud toftum in burgo de Glasgu quod 
Ranulfds de Hadintun edificauit in prima edificatione bm*gi, ad opus 
domus de Maylros, ita plenarie sicut illud edificauit et tenuit. Quare 
volumus ut predicti monachi de Maylros teneant et possideant predic- 
tum toftum ita libere et quiete sicut ipsi aliquam elemosinam liberius et 
quietius tenent et possident. His testibus : Hugone abbate de Neubotle, 
Symone archidiacono Glasguensi, Helia, magistro Johanne, Helia, Philippo, 
Beda, Engelramo, Herberto, canonicis de Glasgu, Willelmo et Waltero 
clericis episcopi, Alano dapifero regis, Erkembaldo de Duueglas, Roberto 
de Mimgumbri, Hugone de Paduinan, Alexandre senescaldo episcopi. 



JOCELIN, by the grace of Ood Bishop of Glasgow, to all the sons of Holy Mother 
Church, present and to come, greeting in Christ. Enow that we have given and 
granted, and by this our charter confirmed^ to God and the church of Saint Mary of 
Maylros, and to the monks serving God there, in free and perpetual alms, that 
toft in the burgh of Glasgow which Ranulf of Hadintun built, in the first building 
of the burgh, to the use of the house of Maylros, as fully as he built and held it. 
Wherefore we will that the afoi-esaid monks of Maylros hold and possess the 
aforesaid toft as freely and quietly as they most freely and quietly hold and possess 
any alms. Before these witnesses : Hugh abbot of Neubotle, Symon archdeacon 
of Glasgu, Helias, Master John, Helias, Philip, Bode, Engelram, Herbert, canons of 
Glasgu, William and Walter clerks of the bishop, Alan the King's steward, Erkem- 
bald of Duueglas, Robert of Mungumbri, Hugh of Paduinan, Alexander the bishop's 
steward. 



CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1189-98. 



III. 



Charter by King William the Lion of a yearly fair in Glasgow^ to 
be held for eight full days after the octaves of the Apostles St 
Peter and St Paul (6 July). Edinburgh a.d. 1189-98. 

T I ILLELMUS Dei gracia Rex Scottorum, episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, 
baronibus, justiciariis, vicecomitibus, prepositis, ministris et omnibus probis 
hominibus totius terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciant presentes et 
futuri me dedisse et concessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse Deo, et 
Sancto Eentegerno, et Ecclesie de Glasgu, et Joselino ejusdem loci epis- 
copo, omnibusque successoribus eius, in perpetuum, nundinas apud Glasgu 
habendas et singulis annis tenendas ab octavis S.S. apostolorum Petri et 
Pauli plenarie per octo dies, cum firma et plenaria pace, et cum libertati- 
bus omnibus aliquibus nundinis in tota terra mea concessis, et cum omni- 
bus rectitudinibus ad nundinas pertinentibus, ita libere, quiete, plenarie 
et honorifice sicut alique nundine in aliquo burgorum meorum liberius, 
quietius, plenius et honorificentius tenentur aut teneri debent. Testibus, 
Johanne Dunkeldensi episcopo, Hugone cancellario meo, Archibaldo abbate 
de Dunfermelin, 0[sberto] abbate de Eelcho, Comite Dunecano, Rollando 



W- ILLIAM, by the grace of God King of Scots, to bishops, abbots, earls, barons, 
justiciars, sheriffs, provosts, officers, and all good men of his whole land, clerics and 
laics, greeting. Be it known to those present and to come, that I have given and 
granted, and by this my charter confirmed to God, and Saint Kentegern, and to the 
church of Glasgow, and to Joseline bishop of the same place, and to all his suc- 
cessors, for ever, the having and holding a fair at Glasgow yearly for eight full 
days from the octaves of the apostles Peter and Paul, with firm and full peace, 
and with all the liberties granted to any fairs in my whole land, and with all 
rights belonging to fairs, as freely, quietly, fully, and honourably as any fair in 
any of my burghs is freely, quietly, fully and honourably holden, or ought to be 
holden. Witnesses, John bishop of Dunkeld, Hugh my chancellor, Archibald 
abbot of Dunfermlin, Osbert abbot of Kelso, Earl Duncan, RoUand son of 



1189-98.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 7 

filio Vcdreth, Willelmo de Lindeeey, Waltero Corbet, Willelmo Cumin, 
Roberto filio Wemeburc, Alexandro vicecomite de Striuelin, Henrice de 
Graham, Henrico de Cormanoc. Apud Edenburc. 

Vcdreth, William of Lindesey, Walter Corbet, William Cnmin, Robert son of 
Wemeburc, Alexander sheriff of Stirling, Henry of Graham, Henry of Cormanoc. 
At Edinburgh. 



IV. 

Charter by King William the Lion^ granting his peace to all 
frequenting Glasgow fair. Edinburgh 27 June. Ante a.d. 1211. 

IT ILLELMUS Dei gi'acia Rex Scottonim, omnibus probis hominibus 
tocius terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciatis me firmam pacem 
meam iuste dedisse omnibus qui venient ad nundinas de Glasgu quas con- 
cessi Deo et Sancto Kentegemo et burgo de Glasgu ad vemendum illuc 
et ibi standum et inde iuste redeundum ita ut faciant quod iuste et se- 
cundum assisam burgorum meorum et terre mee facere debebunt. Testibus, 
Willelmo de Boscho clerico meo, Philippe de Mubray. Apud Edeneburgh 
xxvij. die Junii. 



YY ILLIAM, by the grace of God King of Scots, to all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Enow ye that I have rightly given my firm peace to 
all who shall come to the fair of Olasgow which I granted to Qod and Saint 
Kent^gem, and to the burgh of Olasgow, for repairing thither, and there standing, 
and thence rightly returning, provided they do what they ought to do justly and 
according to the assise of my burghs and my land. Witnesses, William de Boscho 
my clerk, Phillip of Mubray. At Edinburgh, the 27th day of June. 



CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1224-7. 



V. 



Charteb of Confirmation by King Alexander II. to the Bishop of 
Glasgow and his successors of the burgh of Glasgow. Edinburgh^ 
23 July 1224-7. 



Alexander Dei gratia Rex Scottorum, episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, 
baronibus, justiciariis, vicecomitibus, ministris et omnibus probis homiuibus 
totius terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciant presentes et futuri 
me concesBisse et hac carta mea confii'masse Deo et Sancto Kentegemo, 
et Waltero episcopo Glasguensi, et singulis suis successoribus, in per- 
petuum, ut burgum habeant apud Glascu cum foro die Jouis, bene et 
honorifice, quiete et plenarie, cum omnibus libertatibus et consuetudinibus 
quas aliquis burgonim meorum in tota terra mea melius, plenius, quietius 
et honorificentius habet. Quare volo et firmiter precipio ut omnes bur- 
genses, qui in predicto burgo manentes erunt, meam firmam pacem iuste 
habeant per totam terram meam in eundo et redeundo. Et prohibeo fir- 
miter ne quis eos aut eorum catalla iniuste distiirbet aut vexet aut 



Alexander, by the grace of Otod King of Scots, to bishops, abbots, earls, 
barons, justiciars, sheriffs, officers, and all good men of his whole land, clerics and 
laics, greeting. Be it known to those present and to come that I have granted, and 
by this my charter confirmed, to God and Saint Eentigem, and to Walter bishop 
of Glasgow, and to every one of his successors, for ever, to have a burgh at 
Glasgow with a market on Thursday, well and honourably, quietly and fully, 
with all the liberties and customs which any one of my burghs in my whole land 
best most fully quietly and honourably hath. Wherefore I will and straitly 
command that all the burgesses who shall be abiding in the aforesiud burgh shall 
have my firm peace rightfully throughout my whole land in going and returning. 
And I strictly forbid any one to trouble or molest them or their chattels, or do to 
them any wrong or insult whatsoever on pain of my full forfeiture, as the charter 



1224-7.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. « 

aliqiiam eis iniuriam aut contumeliam inferat, super meam plenariam foris- 
facturam, siciit carta domini regis WilleUni patris mei, Jocelino episcopo 
Glasguensi et eius successoribus inde &cta, testatur. Testibus, Hugone 
episcopo Dunkeldensi, Willelmo Cumin comite de Buchan justiciario 
Scotie, Rogero de Mortuo Mari, Thoma hostiario, Waltero Cumin, Jordano 
Cumin, Malcolmo pincenia, Thoma de Haja, Roberto de Seynt Cler. 
Apud Edeneburg xxiij. die Julij. 



of our lord Kmg William, my father, to Jooeline bishop of Glasgow and his suc- 
cessors, thereupon made, witnesseth. Witnesses, Hugh bishop of Dunkeld, William 
Cmnin earl of Buchan justiciar of Scotland, Roger of Mortimer, Thomas the door- 
ward, Walter Cumin, Jordan Cumin, Malcolm the butler, Thomas of Hay, Robert 
of Sdnt Clair. At Edinburgh, the 2dd day of July. 



VI. 

Charter of Confirmation by King Alexander 11.^ to the Bishop of 
Glasgow and his successors^ of the right to hold fairs at Glasgow. 
Edinburgh, 28 July 1224-7. 

Alexander Dei gracia Bex Scottorum, episoopis, abbatibus, oomitibus, 
baronibus, justiciariis, yicecomitibus, prepositis, ministris et omnibus probis 
hominibus suis clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciant presentes et futuri me 



Alexander, by the grace of Gkxl King of Scots, to bishops, abbots, earls, 
t^^hrons, justiciars, dieiiffs, provosts, officers, and all his good men, clerics and laics, 
greeting. Be it known to those present and to come that I have granted, and by 
1 B 



CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1224-7. 



V. 



Charter op Confirmation by King Alexander II. to the Bishop of 
Glasgow and his successors of the burgh of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 
23 July 1224-7. 



Alexander Dei gratia Rex Scottorum, episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, 
baronibiis, justiciariis, vicecomitibus, rainistris et omnibus probis hominibus 
totius terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciant presentes et futuri 
me concessisse et hac carta raea confii*masse Deo et Sancto Kentegemo, 
et Waltero episcopo Glasguensi, et singulis suis successoribus, in per- 
petuum, ut burgum habeant apud Glascu cum foro die Jouis, bene et 
honorifice, quiete et plenarie, cum omnibus libertatibus et consuetudinibus 
quas aliquis burgoi*um meorum in tota terra mea melius, plenius, quietius 
et honorificentius habet. Quare volo et firmiter precipio ut omnes bur- 
genses, qui in predicto burgo manentes erunt, meam firmam pacem iuste 
habeant per totam terram meam in eundo et redeundo. Et prohibeo fir- 
miter ne quis eos aut eorum catalla iniuste disturbet aut vexet aut 



by the grace of Gkxl King of Scots, to bishops, abbots, earls, 
barons, justiciars, sheriffs, officers, and all good men of his ^holo land, clerics and 
laics, greeting. Be it known to those present and to come that I have granted, and 
by this my charter confirmed, to God and Saint Kentigem, and to Walter bishop 
of Glasgow, and to every one of his successors, for ever, to have a burgh at 
Glasgow with a market on Thursday, well and honourably, quietly and fully, 
with all the liberties and customs which any one of my burghs in my whole land 
best most fully quietly and honourably hath. Wherefore I will and straitly 
command that all the burgesses who shall be abiding in the aforesaid burgh shall 
have my firm peace rightfully throughout my whole land in going and returning. 
And I strictly forbid any one to trouble or molest them or their chattels, or do to 
them any wrong or insult whatsoever on pain of my full forfeiture, as the charter 



1224-7.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 9 

aliqimm eis iniuriam aut contumeliam inferat, super meam plenariam foris- 
£stcturam, sicut carta domini regis WilleUni patris mei, Jocelino episcopo 
Glasgnensi et eius suocessoribus inde fitcta, testatur. Testibus, Hugone 
episcopo Dunkeldensi, Willelmo Cumin comite de Buchan justiciario 
Scotie, Bogero de Mortuo Mari, Thoma hostiario, Waltero Cumin, Jordano 
Cumin, Malcolmo pincenia, Thoma de Haja, Roberto de Seynt Cler, 
Apud Edeneburg xxiij. die Julij. 



of oar lord King William, my father, to Joceline bishop of Glasgow and his suc- 
cessors, theraupon made, witnesseth. Witnesses, Hugh bishop of Dunkeld, William 
Cumin earl of Buchan justiciar of Scotland, Roger of Mortimer, Thomas the door- 
ward, Walter Cumin, Jordan Comin, Malcolm the butler, Thomas of Hay, Robert 
of Saint Clair. At Edinburgh, the 28d day of July. 



VI. 

Charter of Confirmation by King Alexander II., to the Bishop of 
Glasgow and his successors, of the right to hold fairs at Glasgow. 
Edinburgh, 23 July 1224-7. 

.Alexander Dei gracia Bex Scottorum, episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, 
baronibus, justiciariis, vicecomitibus, prepositis, ministris et omnibus probis 
hominibus suis clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciant presentes et futuri me 



Alexander, by the grace of Ood KiDg of Scots, to bishops, abbots, earls, 
^^>chrons, justiciars, sheriffs, provosts, ofScers, and all his good men, clerics and laics, 
greeting. Be it known to those present and to come that I have granted, and by 
1 B 



10 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1224-7. 

concessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse Deo et Sancto Eentegemo, et 
ecclesie Glasguensi et WaHero eiusdem loci episcopo, omnibusque succes- 
soribuB eiufi, inperpetuum, nundinas apud Glasgu habendas singnlis annis, et 
tenendas ab octavis apostolorum Petri et Panli plenarie per octo dies, cum 
firma et plenaria pace, et cum omnibufi libertatibus aliquibus nundinis in 
tota terra mea concessis, et cum omnibus rectitudinibus ad nundinas 
pertinentibus, ita libere, quiete, plenarie et honorifice sicut alique nundine 
in aliquo burgorum meorum liberius, quietius, plenius et honorificentius 
tenentur aut teneri debent, sicut carta domini Regis Willelmi patris mei, 
Jocelino episcopo Glasguensi et eius suocessoribus inde facta, testatur. 
Testibus, Hugone episcopo Dunkeldensi, Willelmo Cumin comite de Buham 
justiciario Scotie, Rogero de Mortuo Mari, Thoma hostiario, Waltero Cumin, 
Jordano Cumin, Malcolmo pincema, Thoma de Haya, Roberto de Seint 
Qer. Apud Edenesburc, xx° iij° die Julii. 



this my charter confirmed, to (jod and Saint Kentegem, and to the church of 
Glasgow, and to Walter bishop of the same place, and to all his successors, for ever, 
the having and holding a fair at Glasgow, yearly, for eight full days from the 
octaves of the apostles Peter and Paul, with firm and full peace, and with all 
the liberties granted to any fairs in my whole land, and with all rights pertaining 
to fairs, as freely, quietly, fully, and honourably as any fair in any of my burghs 
is most freely, quietly, fully, and honourably holden, or ought to be holden, as the 
charter of our Lord King William my father to Joceline, bishop of Glasgow, and 
his successors, thereupon made, witnesseth. Witnesses, Hugh bishop of Dunkeld, 
William Cumin earl of Buchan justiciar of Scotland, Roger of Mortimer, Thomas 
the door-ward, Walter Cumin, Jordan Cumin, Malcolm the butler, Thomas of Hay, 
Robert of Saint Clair. At Edinburgh; the 2dd day of July. 



1225.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. U 



VII. 

CuABTBB OF CONFIRMATION by King Alexander U.^ to the Bishop of 
Glasgow and his successors^ of the burgh of Glasgow. Cadihow^ 
22 November 1225. 

Alexander Dei gracia Rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus 
tocius terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciant presentes et futuri nos 
concessisse et hac carta nostra confirmasse Deo et sancto Eentegemo, et 
Walter© episcopo Glasguensi, et singulis episcopis eius successoribus, ut 
burgum habeant apud Glasgu, cum foro die Jouis, ita bene et honorificey 
plenarie et quiete, et cum omnibus libertatibus et consuetudinibus sicut 
aliquis biurgorum nostrorum in tota terra nostra plenius, melius, honorificen- 
tius habet, Quarevolumus et firmiter precipimus ut omnes bm-genses, qui 
in predicto burgo manentes erant, nostram firmam pacem iuste habeant 
per totam terram nostram in eundo-et redeundo. Et prohibemus firmiter 
ne quis eos vel eorum catalla iniuste disturbet aut vexet aut aliquam eis 
iniuriam aut contumeliam inferat, super nostram plenariam foris&cturam, 
sicut carta domini regis Willelmi patris nostri, inde facta Jocelino quon- 
dam episcopo Glasguensi, testatur. Testibus, Waltero Olyfard justidario 



Alexander, by the grace of Ood King of Scots, to all good men of his whole 
land, clerics and laics, g^reeting. Be it known to those present and to come that -we 
have granted, and by this onr charter confirmed, to God and Saint Eentegem, and 
to Walter bishop of Glasgow, and to all the bishops his successors, to have a burgh 
at Glasgow, with a market on Thursday, as well and honourably, fully and quietly, 
and with all liberties and customs, as any of our burghs in our whole land most 
fully, well, and honourably, hath. Wherefore we will and straitly command 
that all the burgesses who shall be abiding in the aforesaid burgh shall rightly have 
our firm peace throughout our whole land in going and returning. And we strictly 
forbid any one wrongously to trouble or molest them or their goods, or to do to them 
any wrong or insult, on pain of our full forfeiture, as the charter of our lord King 
WilUam, our father, thereupon made, witnesseth. Witnesses, Walter Olyfard 



12 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1226. 

Laudonie, Henrico de Bayllol camerario, Johanne de Makeewell vicecomite 
de Rokesbnrg, Henrico Marescallo, Alexandro de Seton, Roberto de Sancto 
Claro, Willelmo de Hertesheued vicecomite de Lanarc. Apud Cadihou, 
xxij. die Nouembris, anno regni nostri undecimo. 

josticiar of Lothian, Henry of Bayllol chamberlab, John of MakesweU sheriff of 
Rokesburg, Henry Marescall, Alexander of 8eton, Robert of Saint Clair, William 
of Hertesheued sheriff of Lanark. At Cadibow, the 22d day of November, of oar 
reign the eleventh year. 



VIIL 

CuABTEB by King Alexander IL to the Bishop of Glasgow and his 
successors, prohibiting the provost, bailies and officers of Ruther- 
glen from taking toll within the burgh of Glasgow, except at 
the cross of Schedenestoun. Jedewurth, 29 October 1226. 

Alexander Dei gracla Rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius 
terre sue clericis et ledcis, salutem. Sciant presentes et fiituri nos con- 
cessisse et hac carta nostra confirmasse Deo et Ecclesie Sancti Kentegemi 
de Glasgu, et Waltero episcopo eiusdem loci, et successoribus suis episcopis, 
ne prepositi vel ballivi vel seruientes nostri de Rutherglen tolneum aut 
consuetudinem capiant in villa de Glcusgu, set ilia capiant ad crucem de 
Schedenestun sicut ilia antiquitus capi solebant. Quare profaibemus firmiter 

Alexander, by the grace of 6od King of Scots, to alt good men of his whole 
land denes and laics, greeting. Be it known to those present and to come that we 
have granted, and by this our charter confirmed, to (rod and to the church of Saint 
Eentegem of Glasgow, and to Walter bishop of the same place, and to the bishops 
his successors, that our provosts or bailies or oflScers of Rutherglen shall not take 
toll or custom in the town of Olasgow, but take them at the cross of Schedenestim, 



1226.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 13 

ue prepositi vel ballivi vel seruientes nostri de Rutherglen tolneiim aut 
consuetudinein ulterius capiant in villa de Glasgn. Teste, Thoma de 
Striuelin cancellario, Henrico de BayUol camerario, Rogero de Quenci, 
Johanne de Makeswell, Datdd Marscallo, Henrico Marscallo, Waltero 
Biset. Apnd Jedewnrth, xxix die Octobris anno regni nostri duodecimo. 

is they were wont to be taken of old. Wherefore we straitly prohibit our provosts 
or bailies or ofSoers of Rutherglen from taking toll or custom further in the town 
of Glasgow. Witness, Thomas of Striuelin chancellor, Henry of Bayliol chamber- 
lain, Roger of Quenci, John of Makeswell, David Marescall, Henry Marescall, 
Walter Biset, At Jedevrurth, the 29th day of October, of our reign the twelfth 
year. 



IX. 

Charter by King Alexander II. to the Bishop of Glasgow and his 
successors^ of exemption from toll throughout Scotland. Cadi- 
how, 13 October 1236. 

Alexander Dei gracia Rex Scottorom, onmibus probis hominibus tocius 
terre sue, salutem. Sciatis quod concessimus venerabili patri in Christo 
Willelmo episcopo Glasguensi, cancellario nostro, ut ipse et successores sui 
episcopi Glasgaenses et eorum homines nativi et sui quieti sint de tolneo 
dando per totum regnum nostrum, tam in burgis quam extra, de propriis 

Alexander, by the grace of Ood King of Scots, to all good men of his whole 
land greeting. Know ye that we have granted to the venerable father in Christ 
William bishop of Glasgow, our chancellor, that he and his successors, bishops of 
Glasgow, and their bondmen and belongings be quit of paying toll throughout our 
whole kingdom, as well within as without burghs, for their own goods and for 



U CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1235. 

catallis suis et de omnibus aliis que ad usus suos proprios emerint. Quare 
firmiter prohibemus ne quis ipsos contra banc concessionem nostram 
vexare presumat super premifisis tolneum ab eis exigendo vel aliquam 
vexacionem eis inferendo, super nostram plenariam forisfacturam. Testi- 
bus, Waltero filio Alani senescallo justiciario Scocie, Waltero Cumin comite 
de Meneteth, Waltero OlifSsurd iusticiario Laodonie, Alano bostiario, Rogero 
Auenelf Dauid Mariscallo. Apud Cadibou, tercio decimo die Octobris anno 
regni domini regis vicesimo prime. 

all other things which they shall have bought for their own use. Wherefore we 
straitly forbid that any one presume to trouble them upon the premises contrary to 
this our grant, by exacting toll from them, or by causing them any annoyance, upon 
pain of our full forfeiture. Witnesses, Walter son of Alan steward justidar of 
Scotland, Walter Cumin earl of Meneteth, Walter Olifard justiciar of Lothian, 
Alan the door-ward, Roger Auenel, Danid Mariscall. At Cadihow, the 13th day 
of October, in the year of the reign of our lord the King the twenty-first. 



X. 

Charter by King Alexander II* granting to the Bishop of Glasgow 
and his successors that the bishops burgesses and men of 
Glasgow should have rights of trade and merchandise in Argyle 
and Lennox^ etc. Edinburgh Castle, 11 January 124:2-*3. 

ixLEXANDER Dei gracia Rex Scocie, omnibus probis hominibus totius 
terre sue, salutem. Sciant presentes et futuri nos concessisse, et hac carta 
nostra confirmasse, venerabili patri Willelnio episcopo Glasguensi, et eius 
sucoessoribus episcopis Glasguensibiusi, inperpetuum, utburgenses et homines 

Alexander, by the grace of God King of Scots, to all good men of his whole 
land, greeting. Be it known to those present and to come that we have granted, and 
by this our charter confirmed, to a venerable father William bishop of Glasgow, and 
his successors bishops of Glasgow, for ever, that their burgesses and men of Glasgu 



1242-8.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 15 

sni de Glasgu in Ergadiam et in Leuenax et per totum regnum nostrum ire 
possint, ad emendnm et vendendum et omnimodajs mercatorias exercendas 
cum voluerint, ita libere et qniete, plenarie et honorifice et sine aliquo im- 
pedimento balliuonim nostronim de Dunbretan, sen quorumcmique aliorum 
balliuorum nostrorum^sicut dicti burgenses et homines de Glasgu antiquitus 
liberins, quietius, plenius et honorificencius facere potuerunt, anteqnam 
aliquem burgom apud Dmibretan iundari fecimus. Concessimns eciam et 
hac carta nostra confirmanimus omnibus venientibos ad nundinas et forum 
de 6l€U9gu, et inde recedentibus, firmam pacem et proteccionem nostram, 
firmiter prohibentes ne quis ad dictas nundinas et forum de Glasgu 
venientibus et inde recedentibus malum iniuriam molestiam inferat aut 
grauamen, contra banc concessionem nostram quominus ad dictas ntmdinas 
libere, et ad forum de Glcuagu cum voluerint venire, et inde recedere possint 
sine aUcuius balliui impedimento, super nostram plenariam mercimoniam 
decem librarum. Testibus, Dauid episcopo Sancti Andree, Georgio epis- 
copo Dunkeldensi, Waltero Comyn comite de Menenteth, Waltero Olifard 
justiciario Laodonie, Willelmo archidiacono Laodonie, Henrico de Balliol 
camerario, Willelmo de Lindeseie, Philippo de Maleuill justiciario Scocie. 
Apud Castrum Puellarum, xj^ die Januarii anno regni doraini regis vice- 
simo octauo. 

may go in Argyle and in Lennox, and throughout our whole kingdom to buy 
and sell, and to exerdse every 8c»rt of merchandise, when they will, as freely and 
quietly fully and honourably, and without any let whataoever of our bailies of 
Dumbarton, or of any others our bailies, as the said burgesses and men of Glasgow 
of old most freely, quietly, fully, and honourably could do, before we caused any 
burgh to be founded at Dumbarton. We have also granted, and by this our charter 
-confirmed, to aQ coming to the fair and market of Glasgow, and thence return- 
ing, our firm peace and protection, straitly prohibiting every one from doing harm 
injury molestation or trouble to those coming to the said fair and market of 
Glasgow, and thence returning, contrary to this our grant, that they should not 
freely come to the said fair and to the market of Glasgow, when they will, and thence 
return, without let of any bailie whatsoever, upon pun of our full fine of ten 
pounds. Witnesses, David bishop of Saint Andrews, Geor^ bishop of Dunkeld, 
William Cumin earl of Menenteth, William Olifard justiciar of Lothian, William 
archdeacon of Lothian, Henry of Balliol chamberlain, William of Lindesay, Philip 
of MaleuUl justiciar of Scotland. At Maiden Castle, the 11th day of January, in the 
year of the reign of our lord the King the twenty eighth. 



16 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1261. 



XT. 

Lbttebs of Protection by King Alexander III. to the Bishop 
of Glasgow, his lands and men, and all their possessions. 
Roxburgh, 30 April 1251. 



Alexander Dei gracia Rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus 
tocius terre sue, salutem. Sciatis nos yenerabilem patrem Willelmum 
episcopum Olasguensem terras snas et homines suos et universas eorundem 
possessiones sub firma pace et protectione nostra iuste suscepisse. Quare 
firmiter prohibemus ne quis eis malum iniuriam molestiam aut grauamen 
aliquod inferre presumat iniuste super nostram plenariam forisfacturam. 
Testibus, Patricio Comite de Dunbar, Alexandro senescallo et Roberto 
de Meyners camerario. Apud Rokesburgh trecesimo die Aprilis anno regni 
nostri secundo. 

Alexander, by the grace of God King of Scots, to all good meu of his whole 
land, clerics and laics, greeting. Enow ye that we have rightly taken a venerable 
father, William bishop of Glasgow, his lands and his men, and all their possessions 
under oar firm peace and protection. Wherefore we straitly forbid that any one 
presume unjusUy to do harm, injury, molestation, or trouble whatsoever to them 
under pain of our full forfeiture. Witnesses, Patrick eari of Dunbar, Alexander the 
steward, and Robert of Meyners chamberlain. At Rokesburgh the thirtieth day 
of April, of our reign the second year. 



1276.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 17 

XXL 

Abstract of Chabteb by King Alexander III.^ requiring the sheriff, 
bailies and provosts of Dumbarton not to vex or trouble the 
men of the Bishop of Glasgow in the exercise of their privilege 
going to and returning from Argyle with their merchandise. 
Maiden Castle, Edinburgh, 18 June 1276. 

VHARTER granted be King Alexander [the third], dated at the Maiden 
Castle^ the eighteenth day of June, and of the said King Alexander his 
regne the twenty sixth yeir, [which wes the yeir of God 1275] which beirs 
the said King Alexander to direct his charter to the shirrefi^ baillies, and 
proveists of Dumbartan, and to say to them theirby that they know weill 
how his Majestic had granted to the Bishop of Glasgow that his men of 
Glasgow might goe to and return from Argyle with their merchandize 
frielie and without any impediment, and becaus the same wes granted by 
his Majeetie to the said bishop before the foundation of the brugh of Dum- 
barton, commanding theirfor that if they had taken ony thing from the 
said bishop, his men, that without delay they would make restitutione, 
and that non should vex or trouble them against this concession, upon 
his Majesties heighest displeasure. 



xm. 

.Charter by Eobert of Mithyngby conveying his land in the town of 
Glasgow after being duly offered to his relations in the court of 
the burgh, to Master Reginald Irewyn, archdeacon of Glasgow* 
A,©. 1280-90. 

UmNIBUS Christi fidelibus presentibus et fiituris presens scriptum visuris 
vel audituris, Robertus de Mithyngby salutem in Domino. Noverit 

1 all the ffdthfal in Christ, present and to come, who shall see or hear this 
present writing, Robert of Mithyngby, greeting in the Lord* Know all of you, 
1 . 



18 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1280-90. 

imiversitas vestra me maxima et summa egestate ao neceBsitate compulsum, 
de consensu et volmitate Agnetis filie mee et heredis, et Walter! fratris 
mei in curia Olcusgu existentium et expresse conaentientium, Tendidiaae 
concesBisse et hac preaenti carta mea confirmasse, pro paupertatis mee 
levamine, per testimonium viroram fide dignorum et sufiGlcientium, Magistro 
Reginaldo de Irewjn Archidiacono Glasguensif totam terram meam quam 
habui in villa de Glasgu, sine aliquo reteuimento, cum omnibus pertinenciis 
suis, feiout jacet in longum et in latum inter terram Petri de Tyndal versus 
orientem ex parte una et terram Edgari vicarii versus occidentem ex altera 
pro quadam summa pecunie quam dictus Magister Reginaldus in mea 
urgent! necessitate totaliter pacavit. Que quidem terra oblata fait pro- 
pinquioribus parentibus meis et amicis in curia de Glasgu ad tria principalia 
placita anni et ad alia placita multociens secundum legem et consuetudi- 
nem burgi. Et saisynam ejusdem terre cum suis pertinenciis predicto 
Magistro Reginaldo coram prepositis et ballivis de Glcusgu et xij bur- 
gensibus et aliis ejusdem dvitatis feci et donaui. Tenekdam et HABENDAM 
predicto Magistro Reginaldo et heredibus suis vel cuicumque et quan- 
tumcumque dare legare vel assignare voluerit in libero bm-gagio plene 
integre padfice et honorifice in perpetuum. Reddendo inde annuatim 
domino episcopo Glasguensi et successoribus suis firmam debitam ad 

that I, compelled by great and extreme poverty and necessity, with the consent and 
assent of Agnes, my daughter and heiress, and of Walter my brother, compear- 
ing^in the comt of Glasgow, and expressly consenting, have sold and granted and 
by *this my present charter have confirmed, for the relief of my poverty, before 
credible and suffioent witnesses, to Master Reginald Irewyn, archdeacon of Glasgow, 
all my land which I had in the town of Glasgow, without any reservation, with all 
its pertinents, as it lies in length and in breadth between the lands of Peter of 
Tyndal towards the east, on the one part, and the land of Edgar the vicar, towards 
the west, on the other, for a certain sum of money which the said Master Ranald in 
my great need has fully paid. Which land was offered to my nearest relations and 
friends, in the court of Glasgow, at three head courts of the year, and at other 
courts often, according to law and the custom of the burgh. And I have made 
and given sasine of the said land with its pertinents to the aforesaid Master 
Reginald in presence of the provosts and bailies of Glasgow, and twelve burgesses 
and others of the said city; To havb and to hold to the aforesaid Master 
Reginald and his heirs, or to whomsoever and as much as he shall please to give 
bequeath or assign the same, m free burgage, fully, wholly, peaceably, and honorably 
for ever. Paying therefor yearly to the lord bishop of Glasgow and his successors' 



1280-90.] RELATING TO THE dTT OF GLASGOW. 19 

terminos consuetos pro omiii seruicio seculari confiuetudine exaccione et 
demanda. Ego vero Robertus et heredes mei totam predictam terrain cum 
onuiibus pertinenciis suis libertatibuB et asiamentiB predicto Magistro 
Reginaldo et heredibos sxds et cuicunque et quantmncumque dare legare 
vel assignare volnerit contrd omnes homines et feminas warantizabimtis, 
acqnietabimns et defendemus in perpetuum. In OUJUS REI TESTIMONIUM 
hnic scripto sigillmn menm apposui, et tarn ad instanciam et peticionem 
meam qnam eupradicti Beginaldi, in omnimn premissorum testimonium, 
sigillimi commune de Glasga htiic scripto est appensum. Hub tefitibus. 
Domino Ricardo de Dunidouir, Alexandro Palmer, Willelmo Gley tunc pre- 
positis, Domino Johanne de Ireskin milite, Roberto de Coupland, Nicholao 
filio Germani, Ricardo Smaley, Hogone Toller, Ambrosio, Nicliolao Toller, 
Roberto Jarguno, Bricio Pistore et alus. 

the rent due at the usual terms for all secular service, custom, ezactlou and 
demand. And I Robert and my heirs warrant, acquit, and will forever defend 
against all men and women the whole of the foresaid land, with all its pertinents 
liberties and easements, to the foresaid Master Reginald and his heirs, and to 
whomsoever and as much as he shall think proper to give bequeath or assign 
the same. In wmosss whsrbof I have affixed my seal to this writing ; and as 
well at the instance and petition of me as of the foresaid Reginald, in testimony of 
all the premises, the common seal of Glasgow is affixed to this writinfc. These 
being witnesses. Sir Richard of Dunidouir, Alexander Palmer, William Gley, then 
provosts, Sir John of Erskine knight, Robert of Goupland, Nichol son of Ger- 
man, Richard Smaley, Hugh Toller, Ambrose, Nichol Toller, Robert Jargun, Brice 
the baker, and others. 



20 CHARTERS ASTD DOCUMENTS [1298. 



XIV. 

Charter by Oliver and Richard Smalhy, Prepositi, and other Pre- 
positi and Citizens of Glasgow, assembled in the courts of the 
Burgh, setting forth a gift by Odard, son of the then deceased 
Bichard Hangpudyng/of lands for providing lights in the church 
of Glasgow. Glasgow 15 September 1293. 







MNIBUS hoc scriptum visuris vel audituris, Oliverus et Ricardus 
Smalhy, prepositi, et ceteri propositi ac cives Glasgnensis congregati in 
placitis Burgi, que tenebantur apud Glasgu die Martis in crastino festi 
Exaltationis Sancte Crucis, anno gratie m^. cc^ Ixxxxiij^, salutem in Domino. 
Noveritis Odardum filium quondam Ricardi Hangpudyng, pro salute anime 
sue predecessorum et successorum suorum ac ceterorum Christi fidelium, 
dedisse, concessisse, et presenti scripto confirmasse luminari Sancte Marie 
in majori ecclesia Glasguensi, medietatem septem perticarum terre versus 
orientem, sicnt jacent in longum et latum in croftis extra villam versus 
occidentenif inter terram luminaris beate Marie in capella inferius in villa 
ex parte occidentali et terram Christiane quondam spouse Symonis de 
Govan ex parte orientali, et saysinam ejusdem medietatis terre domino 
Johanni de Botheuyl vicario chori Glasguensis, tunc procuratori dicti 

10 all who shall see or hear this writing, Oliver and Richard Smalhyi prepositi, 
and other prepositi and dtissens of Glasgow, assembled in the courts of the burgh, 
that was held at Glasgow on Wednesday the day after the feast of the exalta- 
tion of the Holy Cross, in the year of grace one thousand two hundred and ninety- 
three, greeting in the Loid. Know ye that Odard son of the deceased Richard 
Hangpudyng, for the weal of his soul and the souls of his predecessors and suc- 
cessors, and the rest of the faithful in Christ, has given, granted, and by this present 
writing confirmed to St Mary's light in the High Kirk of Glasgow half of seven 
roods of land towards the east, as they lie in length and in breadth in the crofts 
beyond the town towards the west, betwixt the land of St Mary's light in the 
chapel lower in the town on the west side, and the laud of Christian late spouse to 
Symon of Govan on the east side ; and has delivered sasine of the said half laud 
upon the ground as use is to Sir John of Botheuyl vicar of the choir of Glasgow, 



1298.] RELATING TO THE CHT OF GLASGOW. 21 

luminaris, per intol et vttol stiper solum, ut moris eet, tradidisse ; qnam 
terram pre£srtii8 Odardus et heredes sui dicto luminari Sante Marie contra 
omnes homines et feminas inperpetuum warantizabmit. Et quoniam pre- 
dicta donatio cum saysine traditione [£9K>ta] fuit alias coram me Olivero 
tmic preposito, et presentibos duodecim dvibos ac Bogero filio Philippi et 
Johanne Dnbberville servientibus, die Martis proximo post festum decol- 
lacionis Sancti Johannis Baptiste, anno prenotato secnndmn consuetu- 
dinem civitatis, nostre sigillmn communitatis nostre, in testimonium hujus 
&cti in dictis pladtis, huic scripto fecimus apponi, et ad majorem rei geste 
securitatem sigillum oflScialitatis Glasguensis eidem est appensunu 

then procurator of the said light for intoU and ottttdL Which land the f oresiud Odard 
and Us heirs will warrant to the said St Mary's light against all men and women 
for ever. And since the foresaid gift with ddlivery of sasine was otherwise made 
before me Oliver then prepositus, in presence of twelve citizens, and Roger son 
of Philip and John Dubbervile servants, on the Wednesday next after the feast of 
the beheading of St John the Baptist in the year before mentioned, we have, accord- 
ing to the costom of our dty, caused our common seal to be affixed to this present 
writing in witness of the said deed done in the said court ; and m further confirma- 
tion of the fact the seal of the Official of Glasgow has been appended to the same. 



XV. 

Chabter by E^ing Bobert L^ granting to ihe Bishop of Olasgow 
his churches and whole possessions. Arbroath^ 26 April 1309. 

Jt/GBEBTXTS Dei gracia Bex Scottorum, justidariis, vicecomitibus, pre- 
positis et eorum ballivis, ceterisque fidelibus suis ad quos presentes Uttere 
perveneiint, salutem. Cum pemidosum esset exemplum et dissonum 

HOBERT, by the grace of Ood King of Scots, to justiciars, sheriffs, provosts and 
their bailies, and the rest of his lieges to whom the present letters shaU come, gfreet- 
iog. Since to render evil for good were a mischievous example and contrary to 



2ii CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS IL909. 

rationi malum pro bono reddere ; imo pocitiB laudabile sit gratitudinid 
preconium bene mentis gnaciam &cere et &vorem recompensacione con- 
<ligna ; nos corditer attendentes, ut tenemur, incarcerationes et vincula, 
persecutiones et tedia que venerabilis pater Dominus Bobertus, Dei 
gracia episcopus Glasguensis pro juribus ecclesie et regni nostri Scotie 
bactenus constanter sustinuit, et adhuc sustinet patienter : eidem domino 
^piscopo ecclesias suas, terras, res, redditus et possessiones universas ac 
bona sua omnia, tenore presentimn libere concedimus a<c quiete. Quare 
vobis precipimus firmiter et mandamus quatenus Domino Bernardo cancel- 
lario nostro, et Magistro Stephano de Donydour canonico ecclesie Qlas- 
guensi et camerario nostro, vicariis et locumtenentibus domini episcopi 
supradicti, vel eorum alteri, seu quibuscumque aliis uni vel pluribus, per 
ipsos seu per eorum alterum substitutis vel substitute, ecclesias, terras, res, 
redditus et possessiones universas, et bona omnia dicti domini episcopi, 
per voB seu per quoscumque alios infra ballias vestras hactenus occupata, 
visis litteris liberari fitciatis indilate ; firmiter inhibentes ne quis vicarius 
dicti domini episcopi supradictos aut ordinaries alios dicti episcopatus vel 
ballivos, per ipsos vel eorum alterum nomine dicti domini episcopi sub- 
stitutes vel substituendos, de cetero perturbare presumat, quin profectum 
dicti domini episcopi libere possint &cere de premissis, et per totum 

reason ; but on the other hand to show grace and favour with suitable recompence 
to the well deserving is a laudable evidence of gratitude ; we from our heart 
regarding, as we are bound to do, the imprisonments and bonds, persecutions and 
afflictions, which a reverend father lord Robert, by the grace of (jod bishop of 
Glasgow, has up to this time constantly borne, and yet patiently bears, for the 
rights of the Church and our Ungdom of Scotland, have granted freely and quietly 
by the tenor of these presents to the said lord bishop his churches, his lands, gear, 
rents, and whole possessions and all his goods. Wherefore we strictly charge and 
command you that incontinent on the sight of these letters ye cause the said lord 
bishop's churches, lands, gear, rents, and whole poseessions and all bis goods 
hitherto seized by you, or others whomsoever within your baUiaries to be delivered to 
Sir Bernard our chancellor, and Master Stephen of Donydour can<m of the church 
of Glasgow and our chamberlain, deputes and substitutes of the abovesiud lord 
bishop, or to either of them, or any others whomsoever one or more deputed by 
them or either of them. Strictly forbidding any vicar of the said lord bishop to 
presume further to trouble the abovesaids, or other ordinaries of the said bishopric, 
or the bailies substitttted or to be substituted by them or by either of them in the 
name of the said lord bishop, so that they should not be able freely to attend to the 



1309.] RELATING TO TH£ CITY OF GLASGOW. 28 

episcopatum GlasgneoBem jmisdictionem ordinariam libere valeant exer- 
cere super noBtram plenariam forisfacturam. Testibtis, Gilberto de Haya, 
Vmfredo de Culchone, militibiis, et Jacobo domino de Duglas. Apud 
Abirfarothoc viccsimo sexto die Aprilis anno regni nostri quarto. 

interests of the said lord bishop in the premises, and freely exercise ordinary jurisdic- 
tion thronghont the whole bishopric of Glasgow, under pain of our full forfeiture. 
Witnesses, Gilbert of Haya, Humfrey of Culchone, knights, and James lord of 
Douglas. At Arbroath the twenty sixth day of April, of our reign the fourth year. 



XVL 

Abstract of a Charter by King Bobert I.^ confirming the charter by 
King Alexander IL, of the Burgh of Glasgow^ No. vn. Scone^ 
28 July 1324. 

L/HABTER granted be Robert the first. King of Scots, dated at Scone 
twenty eighth July, and of his Majesties regno the eighteenth yeir [which 
wes the yeir 1324] approveing, ratifeing, and confirmeing ane charter 
granted be Alexander the second. King of Scots, dated att Cardrosse 
[Cadihow] the twenty second day of November, and of his rigne the ij 
[eleventh] yeir, [which was in the yeir 1225] which is reported verbatim 
in the said King Robert's charter, and beirs the said King Alexander 
to have granted and confirmed to St Mongo, and Walter Bishop of 
Glasgow, and all bishops his successors, that they have a brugh at 
Glasgow, with a fair on Thursday, alseweill honorablie fullie and peace- 
ablie, and with all liberties and customes, as any brugh in all his lands have 
had, in most fall ample and honourable manner ; and thairfor willing and 
commanding that all the burgesses inhabitants of the said brugh shall 
have his Majesties firme peace and protectione in goeing and returning 
throughout all his lands ; and prohibiting any to disturb or trouble them 
in their goods, or any wayes to injure them, upon paine of his Majesties 
heighest displeasure. As is contained in a charter granted theirupon be 
William King of Scott« to Joceline sometyme Bishop of Glasgow. 



U CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1328. 



xvn. 

Abstract of a Gharter by King Bobert I. confirming the charter by 
King Alexander III., No. xii. Glaagow^ 15 November 1328. 



c 



HABTER be the said King Robert the first, dated at Glasgow the 
fifteenth day of Noyember, and of his Majesties rigne the twenty third 
yeir, [which wes in the yeir 1329 [8?]] approveing and ratifeing ane 
charter granted be King Alexander his predecessor last deceist, [which 
wes King Alexander the 3d] dated at the Maiden Castle the eighteenth 
day of June, and of the said King Alexander his rigne the twenty sixth 
yeir, [which wes the yeir of God 1275] which is repeated verboHm in the 
said King Robert's charter, and beirs ut supra. No. xn. 



xvm. 

Pbecept by King Robert Ul.^ authorizing a charter to be granted to 
the burgesses and community of Glasgow for keeping their 
market day on Monday instead of Sunday. 14 October 1397. 

1 RECEPT under the privie seall be King Robert the third directed to 
the Bishop of St Andrews, chancellor for the tyme, for granting a charter 
under the great seall to the burgesses and conununitie of Glasgow to keep 
their mercat day on Munday instead of Sunday. Dated the fourteenth 
day of October, and of his majesties rigne the seventh yeir, which wes 
the yeir of God 1397. 



1446-7.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 25 



XIX. 

NoTABiAL Instrument, certifying the yearly payment of two pounds 
of wax to the keeper of the lights around St. Kentigem's tomb, 
for liberty to build a mill on the south side of Gardyngad 
Hill, on the Molendinar Burn. Glasgow, 4 February 1446-7. 



I 



N Dei nomine, Amen. Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis 
pateat euidenter quod anno ab incamacione Domini secundum compata- 
cionem regni Scocie m"* cccc"" xlvj"* mensis vero Februarij die quarta, 
indiotione decima, pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini 
nostri domini Eugenii diuina prouidencia pape quarti anno xvj''; in mei 
notarii publici et testium subscriptorum presencia personaliter constitutug 
discretus vir dominus Ricardus GardeDar, presbiter, perpetuus vicarius 
ecclesie parochialis de Colmanell Glasguensis diocesis ac custos lumi- 
narium circa tumbam Sancti Kentigemi, episcopi et confessoris, in ecclesia 
Glasguensi, fatebatur se recepisse a prouidis viris balliuis, burgensibus, et 
communitate burgi et ciuitatis de Glasgu, duas libras cere ad luminaria 
dicte tumbe ordinatas per bone memorie dominum Johannem quondam 
episcopum Glasguensem cum consensu capituli sui solui annuatim quolibet 
anno imperpetuum per ipsos burgenses et communitatem dicti burgi pro 

In the name of God, Amen. By this present public instrument be it evidently 
known, that in the year of our Lord's incarnation, according to the computation of 
the kingdom of Scotland one thousand four hundred and forty-six, the fourth day 
of the month of February, the tenth indictioD, and sixteenth year of the pontificate 
of the most holy father in Christ, and our lord, lord Eugenius the fourth, by the 
providence of God, Pope ; in presence of me notary public and witnesses under- 
written, personally compeared a discreet man. Sir Richard Gardenar, presbyter, 
perpetual vicar of the parish church of Colmanell, in the diocese of Glasgow, and 
keeper of the lights around the tomb of St Kentigern, bishop and confessor, 
within the church of Glasgow, and acknowledged to have received from prudent 
men, the baillies, burgesses, and community of the burgh and city of Glasgow, 
two pounds of wax ordained by lord John, late bishop of Glasgow, of good memory, 
with consent of his chapter, to be given yearly to the lights around the said tomb, 
year by year for ever, by the said burgesses and community of the said burgh, for the 
1 D 



26 CHAETERS AND DOCUMENTS [1446. 

consensu et assensu dictorum domini episcopi et capituli ad edificationem 
et constructionem eiusdem molendine ex parte australi de le Gardyngad 
super rivulum qui dicitur Malyndoner, ex parte boriali dicti rivuli, infra 
commune dicti burgi ad ipsos burgenses et communitatem pertinentis, 
omnibus et singulis annis a dicta ordinacione usque in diem dicti pre- 
sentis instrumenti. De qua cera sic ut premittitur singulis annis recepta 
dictus dominus Ricardus custos dicti luminis fatebatur se plenarie persolu- 
tum et dictos balliuos burgenses et communitatem de premissa cera ac 
omnes alios quorum interest uel interesse poterit quietos clamavit imper- 
petuum. Super quibus omnibus et singulis prouidi viri Johannes Steuart 
et Thomas Wynter balliui dicti burgi tunc presentes nomine communi- 
tatis eiusdem burgi petierunt a me notario publico infrascripto sibi 
fieri publicum instrumentunu Acta fuerunt hec in dicta ciuitate Glasgu- 
ensi in camera predicti domini Bicardi anno mense die indictione et pon- 
tificatu suprascriptis. Presentibus ibidem discretis viris domino Jeorgio 
de Lythcow presbitero, Henrico Michaelis publico notario, Dauid Hjmd, 
Johanne de Eyll et Johanne de Traquer, cum multis aliis, testibus ad pre- 
missa vocatis specialiter et rogatis. 

Et ego Johannes de Hawyk, presbiter, Glasguensis diocesis pub- 
licus auctoritate imperial! notarius ac scriba dicti capituli 



consent and assent of the saids lord bishop and chapter to the building and erecting 
of the mill thereof on the south side of Gardyngad, upon the burn which is called 
Malyndoner, on the north side of, the said burn, within the commonty of the said 
burgh belonging to the said burgesses and community, all and sundry years from 
the said ordination till the day of .date of this present instrument Of which wax 
80 received year by year, as aforesaid, the said Sir Richard, keeper of the said 
light, acknowledged bimself fully paid,- and quitclaimed thereof the said bailies, 
burgesses and community, and all others whom it concerned or could concern, of the 
foresaid wax for ever. Upon which, all and sundry, prudent men John Steuart and 
Thomas Wynter, bailies of the said burgh, then present, in name of the community 
of the said burgh, asked that a public instrument should be made by me, notary 
public underwritten. These things were done in the said city of Glasgow, in the 
chamber of the foresaid Sir Richard, year, month, day, indiction, and pontificate 
above written ; present there discreet men Sir George of Lythcow, presbyter, Henry 
Michaelson, notary public, Dauid Hynd, John of Kyll and John of Traquer, with 
many others, witnesses to the premisses specially called and asked. 

And I John of Hawyk, presbyter, of the Glasgow diocese, notary public 



1446.] EELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 27 

premifiBiB omnibus et singulis dum sic ut supra scribitur dice- 
rentur agerentur et fierent una cum prenominatis testibus pre- 
lo. de H. sens interfui eaque sic fieri vidi et audiui in notam sumpsi ac 
inde presens publicum instrumentum per alium scriptum signo 
meo solito me subscribendo signaui rogatus et requisitus in 
fidem et testimonium omnium premissorum. 

by imperial authority, and scribe to the said chapter, was personally 
present with the forenamed witnesses, at all and sundry the premisses, 
Io.de H. while they were said, done and transacted, as above written; and saw 
and heard them so done, and took a note of them, and thereupon I have 
signed this present public instrument, written by another person, sub- 
scribing it with my subscription used and wont, being asked and re- 
quired thereto, in fidth and witness of all the premisses. 



XX. 

Letters by King James U. prohibitiDg the bailies, burgesses, and 
communities of Eenfrew and Rutherglen from interfering with 
the privileges granted to the church and town of Glasgow. 
Edinburgh, 4 February 1449-60. 

JaMYS, be the grace of God Kyng of Scotts, To the balyeis burgesses, 
and communiteis of Renfrew and Rutherglen, and all vtheris qwham it 
efieris to quhads knawlaige thir our letteris sail cum, gretpig. It is com- 
plenyit til vs be a reuerende fisidyr in Grist our special counsalour Wylyam 
bischop of Glasgu, that ye mak distrublans and impediment tyll our leigis 
and communiteis of burgh and land that bryngis ony gudis to the mercat 
of Glasgw to sell or by, doing thar throu hurtyng and preiudice to the 
priuilege and custum grantyd to the kyrk of Glasgw of auld tyme be our 
nobil antecessoures, vsyt, and kepyt in tyme of our genitouris qwham 
God assolye. Qwharfor it is our wyll and straytly we chargis yhou and 
conunandis that nane of yhou tak on hand to mak distrublans impediment 



28 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1449-^. 

or lattyng in ony maner of degre tyll ony of our liegis cnmmand or 
gangand to the said mercat of Glasgu wyth merchandyse or ony other 
gudifi to sell or by, hot thole tham to cum gang by and sell frely and 
pesabli but ony demaund. Alsway that nan of yhour said burrows na 
nane vtheris cum wythin the baronry of Glasgw, na within ony landis per- 
tenand to Sant Mungos fredome, to tak tol or custum be watter or land 
of ony personis cummand or gangand to the said mercat, nochtwyth- 
standyng ony letteris of our predicessouris grantyt tyl our said burroyis 
of Renfrew Ruglen or ony other burrouys, of eschaet or ony other 
tenoures, be the qwhilkis we wyll nocht that thai extend to mak ony 
mynwsyng preiudice or lattyng to the fredom and kyrk of Glasgu or to 
the mercat of it, bot thai it joiss frely and pesably all fredomys and priui- 
liges in maner as is befor wyrtyn. Gewyn vnder [cure] priuie seil at 
Edynborche the ferd day of February, and of our regno the xiij. yere. 



XXI. 

Ohaetee by King James II. Jo the Bishop of Glasgow and his 
successors erecting the city and barony of Glasgow, and the lands 
of Bishopforest into a regality. Edinburgh^ 20 April 1450. 

Jacobus, Dei gracia Bex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius 
terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Sdatis nos, in honorem et laudem Dei 
Omnipotentis, et gloriose Yirginis Maiie, ac beati Eentegemi confessoris 
patroni ecclesie Gla^guensis, in qua canonicus existimus, et omnium 
sanctorum, necnon pro singulari favore, zelo et dilectione quos erga reue- 

V AMES, by the grace of God King of Scots, to all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Enow ye that we, in honor and praise of Almighty Gk)d and 
of the glorious Virgin Mary, and of the blessed Confessor Kentigem, patron of the 
church of Glasgow, in which we are a canon, and of all the Saints, as well as for the 
singQlar favour zeal and affection which we bear towards the most reverend fathev 



1460.] DELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 29* 

rendissimum in Christo patrem Willelmtim, prelatum ejusdein ecclesie 
modemum, noatnim conciliarium intime dilectxim, gerimus^ propter sua 
merita, servitia grata atque fidelia nobis longo tempore impensa, dedisse, 
concessisse, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, pre&to reverendo in 
Christo patri Willelmo, episcopo Glasguensi, et snis sucoessoribns, Olasguen- 
SIB ecclesie episcopis, pro perpetuo, quod habeant, teneant et possideant, 
perpetuis fatmis temporibns, cinitatem Olasguensem, baroniam de Glasgu, 
et terras vulgariter vocatas Bischope forest, in liberam, pnram et meram re- 
galitatem : Tenendas et habendas prefatas ciuitatem, baroniam et terras 
vocatas Bischope forest, dicto Willelmo et siiis succesBoribus episcopis 
ecclesie Glasguensis, de nobis et successoribns nostris, in meram, pnram et 
Kberam regalitatem sen regaliam, in feodo et hereditate in perpetuum, cum 
universis commoditatibus et proficuis dictis civitati et terris pertinentibus, 
in boscis, planis, moris, marresiis, viis, semitis, aquis, stagnis, riuuolis, pratis, 
pascuis et pasturis, molendinis, multuris et eorum sequelis, aucupationibus, 
venacionibus, piscationibus, aqiiarum decursibus, petariis, turbariis, carbo- 
nariis, lapicidiis, lapide et calce, fabrilibus, bracinis, brueriis et genistis, cum 
homagiis, curiis et earum exitibus, eschaetis, libero introitu et exitu,' 
bludewitis, heryheldis et marchetis mulierum, cum libera foresta et warenna, 
cum feodis, foris&cturis justiciis antiquis et consuetudinibus, custumis ac 

in Christ William, now prelate of the same church, om- well beloved councillor, 
on acoonnt of his merits, [and] willing and faithful services rendered to us for a 
lengthened time, have ^ven, granted and by this our present charter have con- 
firmed to the reverend father in Christ William, bishop of Glasgow, and his suc- 
cessors bishops of the church of Glasgow for ever, to have, hold, and possess in 
all time coming the dty of Glasgow, barony of Glasgow, and lands commonly 
called Bischopforest in free pure and unmixed regality : To have and to hold 
the foresaid city, barony and lands called Bischopforest, to the said William, and 
his successors bishops of the church of Glasgow, of us and our successors in 
unmixed pure and free n^gality or royalty in fee and heritage for ever, with the 
whole commodities and profits to the said dty and lands belonging, in woods, pkuns, 
moors, marshes, ways, paths, waters, ponds, stre^ons, meadows, grazings and pas- 
tares, grounds, mills, multures and their sequels, hawkings, huntings, fishings, water* 
oourses, peat, turf, coals, stone quarries, stone and lime, forges, malt kilns, heath, and 
broom, with homages, courts and their issues, escheats, free ish and entry, bludewits, 
hereyelds and marchets of women, with free forest and warren, with fees, forfeitures 
and ancient rights consuetudes and customs, and with justice and chamberlain ayres 



J 



80 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1450. 

onm itineribuB justiciarie et camerarie et earum exitibns, portubus et pas- 
sagiis, cum capella, in liberam, piiram et integram regalitatem seu 
regaliam, cum furca et foBsa^ sok, sak, thol, theme, in&ngandthei^ oute&n- 
gandtheif, hamesokyn, cum tenandiis et tenandriis et libere tenancium ser- 
vituB, necnon cum piscacionibufi, antiquis usibus et aduocacionibus ecclesi- 
arum, aliisque omnibus et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus et asiamentis 
ao justis pertinentiis quibuscumque, tam non nominatis quam nominatis, 
ad regalitatem seu regaliam spectantibus, seu quovismodo juste spectare 
valentibus in iuturum, et adeo libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, Iionorifice, 
bene et in pace, in omnibus et per omnia, sicut aliqua regalitas seu regalia 
cuicumque ecdesie, aut personis ecclesiasticis quibuscumque, in regno 
nostro liberius, quietius aut honorificentius conceditur aut douatur: 
Reddendo inde annuatim dictus Willelmus et successores sui Glasguensis 
ecclesie episcopi, nobis, Iieredibus et successoribus nostris, unam rosam 
rubeam, ad festum natiuitatis beati Johannis Baptiste, apud Glasgu, nomine 
albe firme, si petatur, et orationum suffiragia devotarum tantum, pro onmi 
alio onere, exactione, questione demanda seu servitio seculari, que de dictis 
civitate baronia et terns vocatis Bischope forest cum pertinendis per 
quoscumque juste exigi poterunt quomodolibet seu requirL In OUJOS RSI 
TESTIMONIUM presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi prece- 

and their issues, ports and passages, with chapel, in free, pure and entire regality 
or royalty, with pit and gallows, sok, sak, thol, theme, infangthief, outfangthief, 
hamesoken, with tenants and tenandries and services of free tenants, as also with 
fishings, ancient usages, and patronages of churches, and all other and singolar 
liberties, commodities and easements and just pertinents whatsoever, as well not 
named as named, belongmg or which may in any manner of way jostly belong to a 
regality or royalty in time to come, and as freely, quietly, fully, wholly, honorably, 
well and in peace, in all and by all, as any regalily or royalty is most freely, quietly 
or honourably granted or given to any church or ecdesiatical persons whomsoever in 
our realm* Renderino therefor yearly, the said William and his successors bishops 
. of the church of Glasgow, to us and our heirs and successors, a red rose at the 
feast of the nativity of Saint John the Baptist, at Glasgow, in name of blench farm if 
asked, and the offering of devout prayers only, for all other burden, exaction, ques- 
tion, demand or eecnlar service which can be justly exacted or required by any one 
in any manner of way from the said dty, barony, and lands called Biscfaopf orest, with 
the pertinents. In witness whereof we have commanded our great seal to be 
affixed to this our present charter. Witnesses, the reverend father in Christ James 



1460.] RELATING TO *HE CITY OF GLASGOW. 81 

pimns: Testibiis, renerendo in CShristo patre Jacobo episcopo Sancti 
Andree, Willelmo domino Creiohton nostro cancellario et consanguineo 
predilecto, cariseimo consanguineo nostro Willelmo comite de Douglas et 
de Anandale domino Galwidie, venerabili in Christo patre Andrea abbate 
de Melros nostro confessore et thesaurario, dilectis consanguineis nos- 
tris Patricio domino Glamis magistro hospicii nostri, Willelmo domino 
Somymile, Andrea domino Le Gray, Magistris Johanne Arous archi- 
diacono Glasguensi et Georgio de Schoriswod rectore de Coltre : Apud 
Edinburgh, Yicesimo die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo quadrin-. 
gentesimo quinquagesimo et regni nostri decimo quarto. 

bishop of St Andrews, William Lord Creiohton our chancellor and well beloved 
consin, our dearest cousin William eaii of Douglas and Anandale lord of Gkdloway, 
the venerable father in Christ Andrew abbot of Melrose our confessor and treasurer, 
our wdl beloved cousins Patrick lord Glamis master of our household, William lord 
Somyrville, Andrew lord Gray, Masters John Arous archdeacon of Glasgow, and 
Geoi^ of Schoriswod rector of Cultre. At Edinburgh, the twentieth day of the 
month of April in the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred and fifty, and 
of our reign the fourteenth. 



XXIL 

Bull by Pope Nicholas Y., ordaining a University to be founded in 
the City of Glasgow. Bome^ 7 January 1460-1. 

JNlCOLAUS EPISCOPUS semus semorum Dei, ad perpetuam rei 
memoiiam. Inter ceteras felicitates quas mortalis homo in hac labili vita 
ex dono Dei nancisd potest, ea non in ultimis computari meretur, quod 

JM ICHOLAS the Bishop, servant of the servants of Ood, for perpetual memory 
of the fact. Amongst otiier blessings which mortal man is able in this transient 
life by the gift of Ood to obtam, it is to be redconed not among the least, that by 



32 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENl'S [1460-1. 

per assiduum studium adipisd valet scientiae margaritam, que bene 
beateque viuendi viam prebet, ac peritum ab iuperito sua preciositate longe 
£BU3it excellere, et ad mundi archana cognoscenda dilucide introducit, 
saffiragatur indoctis, et in infimo loco natos vehit in sublimes. Et prop- 
terea sedes apostolica, rerum spiritualium et eciam temporalium prouida 
ministratrix, et cuiusuis commendabilis exercitii perpetua et constans 
adiutrix, ut eo £&cilius homines ad tam excelsum humane condicionis 
fastigium acquirendum, et acquisitum in alios refimdendum semper cum 
augmento inducantur, illos hortatur, eis loca preparat, illos iuvat et 
fovet, ac favoribus prosequitur graciosis. Cum itaque, sicut pro parte 
carissimi in Christo filii nostri Jacobi Scotorum Regis illustris nuper fuit 
expositum coram nobis, ipse rex, non solum ad utilitatem reipublice ao 
incolarum et habitatorum terrarum sibi subiectarum, sed eciam aliarum 
parcium vicinarum, laudabiliter intendens, in eius ciuitate Glasguensi, 
tanquam in loco insigni et valde accomodo, in quo aeris viget temperies, 
victualium ubertas, ceterarumque rerum ad lusum humanum pertinentium 
copia reperitur, desideret plurimmn fieri et ordinari per sedem apostoli- 
cam Studium Generale, in qualibet licita facultate, nt ibidem fides catho- 
lica dilatetur, erudiantur simplices, equitas seruetur iudicii, vigeat racio, 

assiduous study he may win the pearl of knowledge, which shows him the way to 
live weU and happily, and by the prectonsness thereof makes the man of learning 
far to surpass the unlearned, and opens the door for him dearly to understand the 
mysteries of the universe, helps the ignorant, and raises to distinction those that 
were bom in the lowest place. And therefore Ihe Apostolic See, the prudent adminis- 
trator of spiritual as well as temporal things, and the steady and unfailing friend of 
every commendable undertaking, to the end that men may be moved the more readily 
to win so lofty a height of human condition, and when won, dispense it again to 
others, always with increase thereof, encourages some, prepares places for others, aids 
and fosters others, and loads them with gpradous favours. Forasmuch, therefore, as 
it was lately shown to us on behalf of our dearest son in Christ, James, the illustrious 
King of Scots, that the said Eling, laudably intending not only the weal of the 
commonwealth, and indwellers and inhabitants of the country subject to him, but 
also the other parts neighboring thereto, was very desirous that a university, with 
every lawful faculty, should be set up and ordained by the Apostolic See in his city 
of Glasgow, as being a place of renown and particularly well fitted therefor, where 
the air is mild, victuals are plentiful, and great store of other things pertaining to 
the use of man is found, to the end that there the Catholic fidth may be spread, the 



1460^1.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 38 

illiuninentur mentes et intellectuB hominum illustrentur. Nos premissa, et 
edam ezimiam fidei ac deuodoms sinceritatem quam idem rex ad nos et 
Bomanam ecclesiam gerere comprobatur, attente considerantes, fenienti 
desiderio dudmur quod duitas ipsa sdendarum ometur muneribus, ita ut 
viros producat consilii maturitate conspicuos, virtutum redimitos omatibus 
et diuersarum facultatum dignitatibus [dogmatibus ?] eruditos, sitque ibi 
sdendarum fons irrigans de cujus plenitudine haiviant vniuersi litte* 
rarum cupientes imbui documentis. Hiis igitur omnibus, et presertim 
ydonietate huius duitatis, que ut accepimus ad multiplicanda doctrine 
semina, et germina salutaria producenda, valde oongrua et accommoda 
fore didtur, diligenti examinacione pensatis, non solum ad ipsius duitatis, 
sed etiam incolarum et habitatorum totius regni Scode, et regionum circum 
jacendum, commodum atque proficuum, paterms affectibus exdtati, nee 
non ipsius regis in hac parte supplicacionibus inclinati, ad laudem divini 
nominis et orthodoxe fidei propagadonem, in eadem duitate Generale 
Studium autoritate apostolica erigimus, ac statuimus, et edam ordinamus, 
ut in ipsa ciuitate de cetero studium hujusmodi perpetuis futuris temporibus 
vigeat, iam in theologia ac jure canonico et duili, quam in artibus et quauis 

simple instructed, equity in judgment upheld, reason flourish, the minds of men illu- 
minated, and their understandings enlightened. We, having carefully considered the 
premises, and also the uncommon sincerity of faith and devotion which the said king 
is known to bear towards us and the Roman Church, are moved with fervent desire 
that the said city may be adorned with the gifts of the sdenoes, so that she may 
produce men distinguished for ripeness of judgment, crowned with the ornaments of 
virtue, and erudite with the dignities [learning ?] of the various faculties, and that 
there may be an overflowing fountain of the sciences, out of whose fulness all that 
desire to be imbued with the lessons of knowledge may drink. Having, therefore, 
with careful deliberation, deeply weighed all these things, and especially the suitable- 
ness of this dty, which, as we have heard, is said to be particularly meet and well 
fitted for multiplying tl^ seeds of learning, and brin^g forth of salutary fruits, not 
only for the advantage and profit of the said city, but also of the indwellers and in- 
habitants of the whole kingdom of Scotland, and the regions lying round about, we, 
being moved with fatherly affection, and inclined by the supplications of the said king 
in that behalf, to the pruse of God's name, and propagation of the orthodox faith, 
erect, by apostolical authority a university in the said dty, and decree and also or- 
dain that henceforth such university may flourish in the said city in all times to come 
for ever, as well in theology and canon and dvil law as in arts, and every other lawful 
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S4 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1460^1. 

alia licita facilitate. Quodque doctores, magistri, legentes et studentes 
ibidem, omnibus et singulis priuilegiuB, libertatibus, honoribus, exempcio- 
nibiis, immtmitatibns, per sedem apostolicam, yel alias quomodolibet, 
magistris, doctoribus et studentibus in stndio nostre ciuitatis Bononiensis 
concessis, gaudeant et ntantur. Ac venerabUis frater noster, Willelmns epis- 
copiis Glasguensis, ao successores sni qui pro tempore fuerint Glasguenses 
episcopi, prefati studii sint rectores, cancellarii nuncupati, qui habeant 
supra doctores, magistros, et scolares, ac alios de uniuersitate studii 
hujusmodi, similem fcicultatem et potestatem quam habent rectores scolarum 
dicti studii Bononiensis. Quodque illi, qui processu temporis brauium 
meruerint in facultate ilia in qua studuerint obtinere, ac docendi licenciam 
ut alios erudire valeant; necnon magisterii sen doctoratus honorem 
petierint, eis largiri per doctorem seu doctores ac magistrum siue 
magistros facultatis ejusdem in qua examinacio fienda fuerit episcopo 
Glasguensi nunc et pro tempore existenti, et Glasguensi ecclesia pastoris 
solatio destituta, vicario seu officiali in spiritualibus dilectorum filiorum 
capituli dicte ecclesie presententur. Quiquidem episcopus, vel vicarius, 
seu officialis, aliis doctoribus et magistris ibidem tunc legentibus convocatis, 
promovendos eosdem in hiis que ad magisterii seu doctoratus honorem 
quomodolibet requiruntur, per sevel alium, juxta morem seu consuetudinem 

faculty. And that the doctors, masters, readers, and students there may brook 
and enjoy all and sundry privileges, liberties, honours, exemptions, and immunities 
granted by the apostolic see, or otherwise in any manner of way to the masters, 
doctors and students in the university of our city of Bologna : And that our reverend 
brother, WHliam, bishop of Glasgow, and his successors for the time being, bishops 
of Glasgow, shall be rectors, called chancellors, of th^ foresaid university, who shall 
have the like power and authority over the doctors, masters, scholars and others of 
such university as the rectors of the schools of the said university of Bologna have. 
And that those who in process of time shall merit to obtain a diploma in the faculty 
in which they study, and licence to teach, that they may be able to instruct others; 
and also that those who seek the honour of master or doctor to be conferred on 
them, shall be presented by the doctor or doctors and master or masters of the 
faculty in which the examination is to be held, to the bishop of Glasgow now and 
for the time being, and if the church of Glasgow lack the solace of a pastor, to the 
vicar or official in spiritual things of our beloved sons of the chapter of the said 
church. Which bishop, or vicar, or official, having called together tiie other doctors 
and masters then teaching there, shall diligently attend by himself or another to the 



1460-1.] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 86 

in aliis studiis obsemari solitos, ezaminare studeant diligenter, eisque, si 
ad hoc Bufficientes et ydonei reperti fuerint, hujusmodi licenciam tribuat 
seu magisterii impendat honorem. Illi vero qui in eodem studio ciuitatis 
Glasguensis examinati et probati fuerint, ac docendi licenciam et honorem 
hujusmodi obtinuerint, ut prefertur, extunc, absque alia examinacione et 
probacione, deinceps regendi et docendi, tam in eadem ciuitate, quam 
in singulis aliis studiis generalibus in quibus regere et docere voluerint, 
plenam et liberam habeant fitcultatem, statutis et consuetudinibus eciam 
juramento confirmatione apostolica, vel quacunque firmitate alia vallatis, 
ceterisque contrariis non obstantibus quibuscunque. Nulli ergo omnino 
hominum liceat hanc paginam nostre ereccionis, constitucionis et ordina- 
cionis, infiingere, vel ei ausu temerario contrahire; si quia autem hoc 
attemptare presumpserit, indignationem omnipotentis Dei, et beatorum 
Petri et Pauli apostolorum ejus, se noverit incursurum. Datum Borne, 
apud Sanctum Petrum, anno incamationis Dominice millesimo quadrigen- 
tesimo quinquagesimo, septimo Idus Januarii, pontificatus nostri anno 
quarto. 

examination of those that are to be promoted in those things which in any way are 
requisite for the degree of master or doctor, acoordiDg to the woDt and custom 
commonly observed in other universities, and shaQ bestow on them such licence, or 
confer such honour of mastership, if they shall be found fit and qualified for the 
same. And those who shall have been examined and approven in the said university 
of the dty of Glasgow, and shall have got such licence to teach and degree, as 
aforesaid, shall thenceforth, without any other examination and approval, have 
fall liberty to be regents and to teach, as well in the said city as in each and all 
other universities in which tl^ey shall choose to rule and teach, notwithstanding 
of any statutes and customs, even although strengthened by oath, apostoUc confirma- 
tion, or any other guarantee, and whatsoever else there may be in the contrary, 
Let none therefore in any wise infringe this vniting of our erection, constitution 
and appomtment, or with foolhardy dadng go in the contrary thereof ; but if any 
one shall presume to attempt this, let him know that he shall incur the wrath 
of Almighty God, and of the blessed aposties Peter and Paul. Given at Rome, at 
St Peter's, the year of our Lord's incarnation, one thousand four hundred and fifty, 
the seventh of tiie Ides of January, and the fourth year of our pontificate. 



86 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1460-1. 



xxm. 

Charter by King James 11. to the Bishop of Glasgow and his succes- 
sors of the regality of the city and barony of Glasgow^ and of the 
lands of Bischopforest. Edinburgh, 22 February 1450-1. 

Jacobus Dei gracia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius 
terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciatis nos, in honorem et laudem 
Dei Omnipotentis, et gloriose Yirginis Marie, ac beate Eentigemi con- 
fesBoris [etCy ut supra number XXL usque huc\. Testibus, WiUelmo domino 
Creychton nostro cancellario et consanguineo predilecto, venerabili in 
Christo patre Andrea abbate de Melross nostro confessore et thesaurario, 
dilectis consanguineis nostris, Patricio domino Glammys magistro hospicii 
nostri, Patricio domino de le Graham, WiUelmo domino Sommerweil, 
Georgio de Creychton de Ccmies admirallo regni nostri, Dauid de Murray de 
Tulybardyn, Alexandre Ramsay de Dalwolsy, militibus, Magistris Johanne 
Arows archidiacono Glasguensi, et Georgio de Schoriswodd rectore 
de Cultyre clerico nostro. Apud Edynburch vicesimo secundo die mensis 
Februarii anno domini millesimo iiij^ quinquagesimo et regni nostri decimo 
quinto. 



el AMES, by the grace of God King of Scots : to all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Elnow ye that we in honour and praise of Almighty 
God etc. [as ahove^ Number XXL conHnuously thus farJ] Witnesses, William lord 
Creychton our chancellor and well beloved cousin, the venerable father in Christ 
Andrew abbot of Mehrose our confessor and treasurer ; our beloved cousins Patrick 
lord Glammys master of our household, Patrick lord of the Graham, William lord 
Sommerweil, (Jeorge of Creychton of Games admiral of our kingdom, David of 
Murray of TuUybardyn, Alexander Ramsay of Dalwolsy, kni^ts. Masters John Arous 
archdeacon of Glasgow and George of Schoriswodd rector of Culter our derk. At 
Edinburgh, the twenty second day of the month of February in the year of our 
Lord one thousand four hundred and fifty, and fifteenth of our reign. 



U58.] RELATING TO THE dTY OF GLASGOW. 37 



XXIV. 

Letters by King James 11. taking the University of Glasgow under 
his firm peace and protection^ and exempting the rectors and 
others connected therewith from all tributes and services imposed 
in the Kingdom. Stirling, 20 April 1453. 

elACOBUS Dei gratia rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus totius 
terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Cum inter curas et sollicitudines 
quibus animus noster afficitur et que nobis ex ministerio regalis dignitatis 
incumbunt, ad ea summopere retorquere debemus intuitum, per que in 
regno nostro grata litterarom studia teneantur, et proficientium in scientiis 
numerus augeatur. Hii sunt qui anlam Dominici gregis illuminant et 
currentibuB in stadio insinuant iter rectiun, dmn quosdam per finictum boni 
operis alliciunt ad virtutem, et in desiderium divine scientie attrahunt, 
alios per exemplmn. Sane ad fovendum et promovendum statum prosperum 
et felicem alme universitatis Glasguensis, filie nostre quam dUecte, ex 
intimis desideriis incitamur studium et operam adhibere, et solerti animo 
manum nostre possibilitatis apponere, ut, nostris temporibus, jugiter pro- 
ficiat felicibus incrementis et eo vigOantius, quo firequentius ipsam videmus 



el AMES, by the grace of God King of Soots, to all good men of his whde land, 
denes and laics, greeting. Whereas, amid the cares and am^eties with which our 
mind is bnrdened, and which devolve on ns from om* exerdse of royal authority, we 
are bound in a particular manner to give attention to those things whereby the 
grateful study of letters may be preserved in our kingdom, and the number of 
proficients in the sciences increased. These are they that enlighten the courts of 
the Lord's house, and point out the ri^t way to them that run their course of study, 
while they allure some to virtue by the fruit of their good works, and draw others 
by their example to a longmg for divine knowledge. Truly we are moved with 
most earnest desire, to take thought and pains for the cherishing and promotion of 
the prosperous and happy state of our University of Glasgow, our desAy beloved 
daughter, and prudently put to the hand of our authority, l£at in our time she may 
steadily make progress with happy increase, the more vigilantly that we frequently 
see her produce men distinguished for their learning ; men of profound understanding, 



88 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1468. 

viros producere scientie decoros, viros alti oonsilii et moribus presigiiatos, 
per quoB, cam de discipline fonte potaverit, populus Christiane professionis 
nobis commissns, virga equitatis et justitie corripiatur, orthodoxa fides 
Bolide defensetor, querele jurgiose determinentnr, et reddatur unicuique 
quod debetur. Nos igitur, premissa digna meditatione pensantes, notum 
fieicimus universis, quod omnes et singulos rectores, qui pro tempore 
fuerint, facultatum decanos, procuratores nationum, regentes, magistros, 
et scolares, in prelibata universitate studentes, presentes et futures, sub 
nostra firma pace, custodia, defensione, et manutenentia suscipimus, et 
specialiter reservamus; necnon, eosdem rectores, decanos, procuratores, 
regentes, magistros, bedellos, scriptores, stationarios, pergamenarios, et 
scolares continue studentes, dummodo prelati non existant, ab omnibus 
tributis, muneribus, exactionibus, taxationibus, collectis, vigiliis, custodiis, 
et pedagiis ammodo, in&a regnum nostrum statuendis, leyandis, seu 
quomodolibet percipiendis, liberaliter eximimus, per presentes. Quodque 
banc nostram concessionem, et gratie specialis prerogativaque indulta, 
eisdem studentibus, pro perpetuis temporibus, oronino volumus inviolabiliter 
observarL Datum sub magno sigillo nostro, apud ^riuilyng, vicesimo die 
mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo 
tertio, et regni nostri anno decimo septimo. 

and irreproachable life, by whom, after the Christian people committed to us shall 
have drank of the springs of knowledge, the rod of righteousness and justice may be 
wielded, the orthodox faith powerf ally defended, quarrels and controversies settled, 
and what is due rendered to every one. We therefore weighing the premises with 
doe deliberation, do you all to wit, that we take and specially keep under our firm 
peace, keeping, protection, and maintenance all and sundry the rectors iot the time 
being, deans of faculties, procuratora of nations, r^ents, masters, and scholars, 
studying in the foresaid university, present and tiO come. And by these presents we 
freely exempt the said rectors, deans, procuratora, regents, mastera, beadles, writere, 
statlonere, parchment-makers, and scholara continuously studying, while they are 
not promoted, from all tributes, gifts, stentings, taxes, ooHections, watchings, ward- 
ings, and tolls, from this time forth to be imposed, levied, or in any way uplifted 
witliin our kingdom. And our will is, that this our grant, and prerogative of our 
special favour conferred upon the said studious persons, shall in aU points be in- 
violably observed in aU time to come for ever. Oiven under our great seal, at 
Stirling, the twentieth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand four 
hundred and fifty-three, and of our reign the seventeenth. 



1463.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 89 



XXV. 

Ghabter by William Tumbull, Bishop of Glasgow, with consent of 
the Chapter^ granting various privileges to the University of 
Glasgow. 1 December 1463. 



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OS WillelmuB, miseratione divina episcopus GlasgaensiB, de consensu 
et assensu capituli nostri^ voUs rectori universitatis Glasguensis, doctoribus, 
magistris, ceterisque suppositis ejusdem universitatis, volumus, damns et 
concedimns in primis quod habeatis liberam fiskcultatem emendi, et res 
proprias vendendi^ quas causa negociandi non defertis in dicta civitate 
nostra Glasguensi et ubique per regaliam nostram et alias terras ac portus, 
omnia et singula vobis necessaria quecunque, et presertim ea que ad 
victum, esum et vestitum pertinent, quotiescunque et quandocunque 
volueritis, vel aliquis vestrum voluerit, absque exactionibus custumarom et 
licentia a quocumque petenda. Item, ut assise panis et ceruisie, et appre^ 
tiationes omnimn que ad esum pertinent, debite secundum leges burgorum 
et consuetudines vobis plenius observentur, et ut in hiis delinquentes 
debita animadver^one puniantur. Yolumus et concedimus, pro nobis et 
successoribus nostris Glasguensibus episcopis, quod hujusmodi delinquentes 

W E, WiLUAMy by divine mercy Bishop of Glasgow, with consent and assent of 
our chapter, to you the Rector of the University of Glasgow, the doctors, masters, 
and other snpposts of the same university, will, give and grant in the first place 
that ye have free power of baying and selling your own goods, whidi ye brmg, 
not for the purposes of merchandise, within our said city of Glasgow, and all and 
sundiy things whatsoever required by you everywhere through our regality 
and our other lands [and] harbours, and especially those things which appertain 
to food and diet and clothing, as often as and at what time' soever you or any of 
you please, free of custom and without licence from any one. /tern, That the assise 
of bread and ale and the appraising of all things which belong to food, duly accord- 
ing to the laws and customs of the burghs be fully observed to you, and that 
transgressors in these things be punished with due correction. We will and grant 
for us and our successors bishops of Glasgow that persons who transgress in this 



40 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [UM. 

qui fuerint preposito vel alicui ballivorum per rectorem universitatis inti- 
mentiir, quos a dicto preposito yel aliquo ballivoram coram testibus reqtiirat 
corrigi 8u£Scienter et punirL Et nisi infra octo dies naturales prefEttus pre^ 
positus, vel aliquis ballivorum, super hoc requisitus, defectus et delinquentes 
procuret debite reformari, ex tunc correctio eorundem secundum leges 
civitatis, tociens quociens, contigerit, ad ipsum rectorem transferatur. Et 
si discordia aliqua super hujusmodi correctione et punitione inter rectorem 
et prepositum vel aliquem ballivorum oriatur, ad nos et successores nostros 
cognitionem et determinationem super hoc volumus pertinere. Item quod 
idem rector universitatis nostre Glasguensis, qui pro tempore fiierit, habeat 
jurisdictionem, cognitionem et correctionem in quibuscunque causis ciuili- 
bus, pecuniariis ac minoribus, necnon contentionibus, litibus, rixis et contro- 
versiis, inter predicta supposita, seu per hujusmodi supposita, contra quos- 
cunque nostros cives vel nostram terram inhabitantes metis, seu de futuro 
movendis, ac omnia et singula hujusmodi, in forma et effectu ut prefertur, 
audiendi, corrigendiac summarie et de piano fine debito terminandi, tociens 
quociens necessitas exigit, sive alias sibi videbitnr expediens vel oppor- 
tunum. Ita tamen quod de injiuia atroci sive causis majoribus se non 
intromittat, quarum cognitionem nobis specialiter reservamus. Item 

manner shall be reported to the provost or any of the bailie^ by the rector of the 
university, who may demand of the said provost or any of the bailies in the presence 
of witnesses, that they be sufficiently corrected and punished. And if within eight 
natural days the foresaid provost or any of the bailies, after being so required, shall 
not cause defaults and delinquents to be duly reformed, then the correction of 
the same according to the laws of the dty, as often as it shall happen, shall 
be transferred to the rector himself. And if any dispute shall arise between 
the rector and the provost, or any of the bailies, in regard to such correction and 
punishment, we will that the cognisance and determination thereof shall belong to 
us and our successors. Item^ That the rector for the time of our university of 
Glasgow shall have the jurisdiction, cog^tion and correction of all civil pecuniary 
and minor causes, as well as of contentions, suits, brawls and controversies, com- 
menced or which may be hereafter commenced among the foresaid supposto or by 
such snpposte against any of our dtizens or inhabitante of our lands, and of hearing 
correcting and finally deciding summarily and immediately all and sundry such as 
often as necessity requires, or it shall otherwise seem to him to be expedient or 
opportune. Provided however they shall not interfere in regard to cruel injuries or 
more important causes, the cognisance of which we spedaQy reserve to ourselves. 



U63.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 41 

YoIumuB et concedimus per presentee quod omnia et singula supposita, 
infra nostram civitatem Glasguensem existentia, habeant plenam et veram 
facultatem et libertatem, an velint, contendere in causis et litibus antedictis 
coram prefato domino rectore, vel coram nobis, seu officiali nostro qui pro 
tempore fuerit, salvia libertatibus, consuetudinibus et privilegiis decani et 
capituli nostri Glasguensis. 'Et si quis sentiat se per dictum dominimi 
rectorem in aliquo gravatum, facultatem et libertatem ad nos et successores 
nostros appellandi et provocandi habebit. Preterea concedimus vobis quod 
hospicia et domus ciuitatis nostre vobis locentur ad taxam vestram, et 
civium in equali nimiero eUgendorum et ad hoc juratorum, et ab illis non 
moueamini quamdiu bene solvatis firmam et bene conversamini in eisdem, 
et salvis aliis casibus in jure expressis. Ad hec adicimus quod beneficiati 
nostre dioceseos actu regentes, studentes vel qui studere voluerint, dimi 
tales deciles simt, petita a nobis et successoribus nostris licentia, non valeant 
compelli in suis beneficiis residere personaliter, dummodo tamen faciant in 
eisdem in divinis pro tempore sue absentie laudabiliter deserviri, quodque 
interim fructus dictorum beneficiorum suorum possint percipere et habere. 
Insuper presentium tenore volumus quod bedelli scutiferi, familiares et 
servitores vestri, necnon scriptores, stationarij etpergamenarij vestrique, et 

We will also and grant by these presents, that all and sundry supposts existing 
within otir dty of Glasgow, shall have full and true power and liberty, if they 
choose, to prosecute in the foresaid causes and suits before the said lord rector, or 
before us, or our official who shall be for the time, reserving the liberties customs 
and privileges of our dean and chapter of Glasgow. And if any one shall consider 
himself aggrieved by the said lord rector in any matter, he shall have the power 
and liberty of appealmg to us and our successors. Besides, we grant to you that 
inns and houses of our dty shall be let to you according to the taxing of yourselves 
and the dtzens to be elected in equal number and Gpworn for the purpose, and ye shaU 
not be removed from these so long as ye duly pay the rent and conduct yourselves 
well in the same, and saving the other cases in the law expressed. To this we add 
that beneficed persons within our diocese actually regenting or studying, or 
wishing to study, provided however they be teachable, having sought leave of 
us and our successors, may not be compelled to reside personally in their benefices, 
provided only they cause the same to be becomingly served in divine things during 
their absence, and that in the meantime they may reap and enjoy the fruits of 
their benefices. Moreover, by the tenor of these presents, we will that your esquire 
beadles, domestics and servants, as also your writers, stationers and parchment- 
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4d CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1463. 

eomm oxores, liberi et ancille gaudeant privilegiis omnibuB infra et supra- 
scriptis nommatis. Preterea curabimus, et nos pro nobis et successoribus 
nostris conoedimus, quod prepositus, ballivi et alii officiarij predicte civitatis 
nostre singnlis annis in eorum assumptione jurabunt in presentia nostri et 
Buccessorum nostrorum cancellariorum, et in nostri absentia ad hoc depu- 
tatorum vnius vel plnrium, rectoriaque et certorum snppositorum vniversi- 
tatia predicte, omnia et singula privilegia et libertates vniversitati nostre 
predicte concessa et concedenda, quantum ad eos spectat, necnon statuta 
et consuetudines ejusdem vniyersitatis nostre fideliter observare et posse- 
tenus facere observari. Eximimus quoque yos et immunes facimus ab 
omnibus tributis, exactionibus, vexationibus, capitalationibus, vigiliis, cus- 
todiis, collectis, oneribus, angariis et perangariis, in nostra civitate quacun- 
que prestandis ratione temporibus de futuro perpetuis. In cujus rei testi- 
monium sigillum nostrum autenticum vna cum sigillo communi capituli 
nostri presentibus apponi precepimus. Apud civitatem nostram Glasgu- 
ensem, primo die mensis Decembris, anno Domini millesimo quadringen- 
tesimo quinquagesimo tercio, et consecrationis nostre anno sexto. 

makers, and your and their wives, children and hand-maids shall enjoy all the 
privileges under and above written. Besides, we shall take care, and for us and 
our successors grant, that the provost^ bailies and other officers of our foresaid 
dty shall each year on their election swear in presence of us and our successors, 
chancellors, and in our absence of one or more deputed for that purpose, and of the 
rector and certain of the supposts of the foresaid university, faithfully to observe, 
and to the utmost of their power cause to be observed, all and sundry the privileges 
and liberties granted and to be granted to our foresaid university as far as belongs 
to them, as well as the statutes and customs of the university. We also exempt 
yon and make you free from all tributes, exactions, vexations, capitations, watch- 
iiigs, wardings, contributions, burdens and personal services whatsoever, to be per- 
formed in our city for any cause in time to come for ever. In witness whereof 
we have commanded our authentic seal, together with the common seal of our 
chapter, to be affixed to these presents. At our city of Glasgow on the first day of 
the month of December in the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred and fifty 
three, and of our consecration the sixth. 



1464.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 4S 



XXVI. 

Indkntube between John Stewart, ^ the first Provest that were in 
the Citie of Glasgu' on the one part, and the Prior and Oonyent 
of the Friars' Preachers of the same City on the other part 
Glasgow, 18 December 1464. 



T. 



HIS INDENTUR mad at Glasgw the xriij day of the moneth of December 
in the yher of our Lord a thousand fourhwndreth fyfty and four yheris 
proportis and beiris wytnes that it is appoyntit and accordit betwyx an 
honorabyll mane Johne Steuart the first proTest that was in the cite of 
Olasgw on the ta part, and discreyt religiouse men Frer Johne of Govan 
priour of the Freris of Glasgu and the conrent off the samyn on the tothir 
part, in fourm and maner as eftyr folowis, that is to say : At the saide 
Johne Steuart haase gyffin and grawntyde and fi*a hym and hys ayris 
for euirmar analyit wnto the saidis priour convent and thair successouris a 
tenement with tiie appurtenance lyand within the said burgh and cite of 
Glasgu on the west half of the Eyngis streyt, the qwhylk is callit the 
Waltargat, betwyx the landis of the saydis Freris Prechouris on the ta 
part and the landis of Johne Olyfawntys on the south part on the tothir, 
with the tayle strekand to the yhard of Johne of Bracanryggis on the 
west part of the said tenement and lyand north tyll a house of the said 
John of Bracanryge, and strekand sowth wnto the stentyng of a yhard 
of the said John of Bracanry^is. Item, of a ryge lyand in the Palyhard 
croft betwyx the landis of sum tym Johne of Chameris on the west part 
and the est part. Item, of ten schyllyng of annuell rent of a tenement lyand 
in the Eyngis streyte at strekis fra the Cathederale Eyrke of Glasgu 
wntyll the Mercat Cors of the samyn on the west half of the said streyt 
betwyx the landis of Patown Masownis on the north part and the landis 
of Patryk Robynsonis on the south part, of the qwhylk landis and annuell 
rentis the said Johne Steuart gafe and gert gyff herytabyll stait as of the 
fee, the said Johne Steuart broucand the firanktenement and the profitis 
of the said landis and annuelyis for hys tym, exceppand at the saidis 
priour convent and thair successouris sail haff yherly of the said tenement 



44 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1464. 

lyand in the Waltargat sex penyis and othir sex penyis yherly of the said 
ten Bchyllyng of annuell in name of possessiowne. For the qwhylk tene- 
ment ryge and annuell the saydis priour convent thair succesBOuris qwha 
that happynis for the tyme sail do and ger do perpetualy, on ilke Fryday 
of the yher eftir at the convent messe be done, at Sant Katrinis altar within 
the sayde kyrke a messe for the said Johne Steuartis saule hys elderis 
saulys and all Crystyn saulys, and at the offertory of the messe the preces, 
that is to say De profundis^ tyll be said in presens of the pepyll, and alsua 
on the day of the discesse of the said Johne Steuart yherly tyll ger Sant 
Mwngouse bell be rwngin throw the town for the said Johnis sawle, with 
Placebo and Dirige tyll be songin in the quer and a messe with not, and 
ilke conventuale frer tyll say a messe for the said Johnis saule at the 
said alter of Sant Eatryn, and the priour qwha that happynis for the tym 
sail giff like frer the said day that sayis messe sex penyis and a galown 
of the best sale ale of the town the samyn day to the conventis coUaciown. 
And alsa the saidis priour and convent basse gyffln and grawntyde thair 
leyfe tholyng and gud wyll to the said Johne Stewart hys wyff ayris and 
Buccessouris tyll thair bodyis and banys tyll be sepulturyt at the north 
end of the said alter of Sant Eatryne, and tyll mak a pend as he or thai 
lykis at the said north end. And for the mar sekyrnes at all thir thyngis 
befor wretyn sail be complety t fulfyUyt and done, to the part of thir in- 
denturis remaynand with the said priour and convent the sayde Johne 
Steuart basse set to hys seele togyddyr with the comown seele of Glasgu 
at the instance of the said John Steuart, and to the part of thir indenturis 
remaynand with the said John Steuart the comown seele of the conventis 
is to hwngine day yher and place befor wretyn: beand wytnes Johne 
Macmulan balyhe, Johne of Schaw, Johne Red, Wyll Dicson, Johne of 
Rabum, Jamy Steuart, Rob Wyly, Rob of Fausyde and Wylly Jakfione 
sergiandis with othir mony. 



1460.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 46 



XXVIL 

Foundation by Walter Stewart of Arthurle, of a Chaplunry at the 
New Altar of St Kentigem, in the High Church of Glasgow. 
23d July 1460. 

V NIUERSIS Christi fidelibus hoc presens scriptum inspecturis WalteruB 
Stewart de Arthurle, salutem in Domino Bempitemam. Nouerit vniuersitas 
vestra me, pie deuocionis affectu, ynam nouam capellaniam perpetuam cum 
capellano eiusdem infra ecclesiam cathedralem Glasguensem, in deambula- 
torio eiusdem, ex parte australi, ad nouum altare Beati Eentigemi episcopi 
et confessoris, per me de nouo fundatum, ad laudem, gloriam et honorem 
omnipotentis Dei, Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, glorioseque Yirginis 
Marie, Sancti Eentigemi et omnium sanctorum ; Necnon ob divini cultus 
augmentum et salutem anime mee et anime lonete uxoris mee et ani* 
marum patrum et matrum, fratrum etsororum, et benefietctorum nostrorom, 
pro quibus in vita vel in morte preces effundere aut deprecari tenemur^ 
omniumque fidelinm viuorum et defunctorum salutarem memoriam, a quibus 
aliqua bona cepi et ad condignum non satisfed, censibus et redditibus 
infrascriptis per me dotatam, de nouo fimdasse, constituisse et ordinassci 
ac fundari, creari, erigi et ordinari fecisse sub modo et forma infra- 
scriptis : Ad cuius capellanie et ipsius ydonei capellani ibidem perpetuis 



1 all the faithful in Christ that shaQ see this writing, Walter Stewart of Arthurle, 
greeting in Ood everiasting. Enow ye all of you, that I moved with feelings of 
pious devotion, to the praise, glory, and honor of almighty God, Father and Son and 
Holy Ghost, and of the glorious Y ii^gin Mary, Saint Eentigem, and all siunts ; and 
for the increase of the worship of Ood, and the salvation of my own soul, and the 
soul of Jonet my wife, and the souls of our fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, 
and benefactors, for whom we are bound in life or death to pour forth prayers 
or make intercession, and for the salutary remembrance of all futhful men, living 
and dead, from whom I have received any goods, and have not fully made satis- 
faction therefor, have of new founded, constituted and ordained, and caused to be 
founded, created, erected, and ordained, in manner and form underwritten, within 
the Cathedral Church of Glasgow, in the nave thereof, on the south side, at the new 



46 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1460. 

temporibuB diuina celebraturl reparacionem honestam, et su£Scientem bub- 
tentacionem, ista tenementa, terras et aimuos redditus, que michi ex puro 
conquestu, et non alias, aduenerunt, habeo, poBsideo et acquisiui, dedi et 
concessi, et in puram elimoBinam, sicut aliqua elimosina infra regnum Scocie 
liberius datur et conceditur, donaui et assignaui, ac a me et heredibus 
meis, cum omnibuB et singulis suis pertinenciis et commoditatibus, mortua 
manu tradidi et in perpetuum erogaui ; Quorum reddituum et tenemen- 
torum, ut wlgo censentur, nomina subsecuntur, prout in publico instru- 
mento donacionis huiusmodi plenius continetur : In primis quatuor solidos 
primi annui redditus de vno tenemento iacente ex parte australi vici wlga- 
riter nuncupati le Oallowgat, inter terram Johannis Dicson ab occidentali 
et terram Dauid SprewU ab orientali, et de tribus cwtryggis iacentibus in 
le Eglishamcroft, inter terras domini de Murrowse ab occidentali et orientali; 
Item de tenemento Jacobi Dwne iacente ex parte occidentali Vie Regie 
tendentis ab ecclesia cathedrali Glasguensi usque ad cracem fori eiusdem, 
cum Cauda tendente usque ad terram magistri Boberti de Menteth inter 
terram Johannis Horn ad boream et terram Luce Young ad austrum, 
et de quinque aggeiibus iacentibus supra le Eyncleth inter terram 

altar of Saint Eentigern, bishop and confessor, founded by me of new, a new per- 
petual chaplainry, with chaplain thereof, endowed by me with the mails and rents 
underwritten. For the competent repairing and sufficient sustentation of which 
chaplainry, and a suitable chaplain, in all times to come to celebrate divine 
worship therein, I have given and granted, and m pure alms, ^fted and assigned, 
as freely as any alms is given and granted within the kingdom of Scotland, and with 
all and sundry their pertinents and commodities made over in mortmain, and 
for ever bequeathed from me and my heirs, those tenements, lands, and annual 
rents, which I have, possess, and have acquired, having come to me by pure conquest| 
and not otherwise. Of which rents and tenements, as they are commonly reckoned, 
the names follow, as is more fully contuned in the public instrument of this gift, 
first, four shillings of the first annual rent from a tenement lying on the south 
side of the street, commonly called the OaUowgat, between the land of John Dicson 
on the west, and the land of David Spreull on the east, and from three cutrigs lying 
in EgUshamcroft, between the lands of the laird of Murrows on the west and east 
sides. Item, from the tenement of James Dwne lying on the west side of the High 
Street, extending from the Cathedral Church of Glasgow to the Market Cross 
thereof, with a tail running to the land of Master Robert of Menteth, between the 
land of John Horn to the north and the land of Luke Toung to the south, and 



1460.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 47 

domiui de Mwrrous ab occidentali et terram Johannis Nigelli ab orientali, 
et de duobus aggeribua iacentibus Bupra le Kyncleth antedictam inter 
terram domini de Montgumbre ex occidentali et terram Johannis Flemyn ex 
orientali, duodecim solidos et nouem denarios primi annul redditus de agge- 
ribns predictis indifferenter et de dicto tenemento annua tim leuandos. Item 
de quatuor cwtriggis iacentibus in le Mvthalecroft inter terram Andree 
Brady ab orientali et ten-am quam inhabitat uxor Johannis de Camera ab 
occidentali, et de vno aggere iacente in dicta crofta inter terram Fratrum 
Predicatorum ab occidentali et terram quam nimc inhabitat Willelmus 
Stewart ab orientali, et de vno aggere iacente super le Kyncleth inter 
terram domini de Houstoun ab orientali et terram domini de Hamylton 
ab occidentali, quadraginta denarios de primo annuo redditu : Item de tene- 
mento Willelmi Dicson, iacente ex parte orientali dicti vici inter terram 
Mauricii Donaldi ad austrum et terram Johannis Schaw ad boream, 
xxvj solidos et octo denarios ; Item de tenemento Thome Wan, iacente 
ex parte occidentali dicte vie inter terram Johannis Flemyn ad austrum 
et terram Thome Law ad boream, xvi denarios primi annul redditus; 
Item de dicto tenemento Thome Law xvj denarios primi annul redditus ; 

from five rigs lymg above Kyncleth, between the land of the laird of Murrous on 
the west and the land of John Nielson on the east side, and from two rigs lying 
above Kyncleth foresaid, between the land of the Lord of Montgumbre on the west 
and the land of John Flemyn on the east side, twelve shillings and nine pence of the 
first annual rent to be uplifted yearly fnrth of the foresaid rigs and the said tene- 
ment indifferently. Item, from four cntrigs lying in Mvthalecroft, between the land 
.of Andrew Brady on the east and the land which the wife of John of Chambers occu-> 
pies on the west side, and from a rig lying in the said croft between the land of 
the Preaching Friars on the west and the land which William Stewart now inhabits 
on the east side, and from a rig lying on Kyncleth between the lands of the laird of 
Houston on the east and the land of the lord of Hamylton on the v^est, forty pence 
of the first annual rent. Item, from the tenement of William Dicson, lying on the 
east side of the said street, between the land of Maurice Donaldson on the south 
and the land of John Schaw on the north, twenty-six shillings and eightpence. 
Item, from the tenement of Thomas Wan, lying on the south side of the said way, 
between the land of John Flemyn on the south and the land of Thomas Law on 
the north, sixteenpenoe of the first annual rent. Item, from the said tenement of 
Thomas Law, Sixteenpenoe of the first annual rent. Item, from the tenement 
lying next to the north of the said Thomas Law, sixteenpence of the first annual 



48 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1460. 

Item de tenemento iacente proximo ad boream dicti Thome Law xvi dena* 
rios primi annui redditue; Item de duabus rodis siue perticatis terre, 
iacentibus ex parte occidentali dicte vie inter terram quondam Martini 
Ewyson ex parte australi et terram Johannis Stewart ex parte boreali, 
quindecim soIidoB et vi denarioa primi annui redditus; Item de dicto 
tenemento Johannis Stewart quinque solidos; Item de vno tenemento, 
iacente ex parte australi vici Beate Tenaw, inter terram vicariorum mini- 
strancium in choro Glaaguensi ad orientalem et terram Johannis Bracanrig 
ad occidentalem sex solidos et octo denarios primi annui redditus ; Item 
de yno tenemento, iacente ex parte boreali dicti vici inter terram Magistri 
Roberti de Menteth ab occidentali et terram Mathei Stewart de Cassiltoun 
ab orientali tres solidos et octo denarios primi annui redditus ; Item de 
dicto tenemento Mathei Stewart, videlicet de tribus rodis cimi cauda exten- 
dentibus usque ad ortum Patridi Mason, xxvi solidos et octo denarios ; 
Item de vno tenemento iacenti in dicto vico, inter terram dicti Mathei 
Stewart ab occidentali et terram Willelmi Goldsmyth ab orientali, vj solidos. 
.Item de vno teilemento iacente ex parte orientali dicti Willelmi Goldsmyth, 
quatuor solidos; Item de vno tenemento iacente ex parte orientali Vie 
Regie extendentis ab ecclesia Cathedrali Glasguensi vsque ad crucem fori, 

rent. Item, from two roods or perches of land lying on the west side of the said 
way, between the land of the deceased Martin Ewyson on the south side and the 
land of John Stewart on the north side, fifteen shillings and sixpence of the first 
annual rent. Item, from the said tenement of John Stewart, five shillings. Item, 
from a tenement lying on the south side of St Tenaw*8 Street, between the land of 
the vicars serving in the choir of Glasgow on the east and the land of John 
Bracanrig on the west, six shillings and eightpence of the first annual rent. Item, 
from a tenement lying on the north side of the said street, between the land of 
Master Robert of Menteth on the west and the land of Matthew Stewart of Cassil* 
toun on the east side, three shillings and eightpence of the first annual rent 
Item, from the said tenement of Matthew Stewart, to mt, from three roods with 
a butt, extending to Patrick Mason's garden, twenty-six shillings and eightpence. 
Item, from a tenement lying in the said street, between the said Matthew Stewart's 
land on the west and the land of William Ooldsmyth on the east side, six shillings. 
Item, from a tenement lying on the east side of the said William Groldsmyth, four 
shillings. Item, from a tenement lying on the east side of the High Street, extending 
from tibe Cathedral Church of Glasgow to the Market Cross, between the land of 
Schir John Modervale, vicar of Estwodd, to the north, and the land of John Euok 



1460.] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 49 

inter terrain domini Johannis Modervale vicarii de Estwodd ad boream 
et terram Johannis Enok ad austrum, tresdecim solidos et quatuor denarios; 
Item de tenemento Roberti Hyne iacente ex parte occidentali diote vie, 
inter terram Roberti Bro water ex parte australi et terram Willekni Bronstare 
ex parte boreali, septem solidos primi annui redditus ; Item de dicto tene- 
mento Willelmi Browster, cum cauda tendente nsqne ad terram magistri 
Roberti de Menteth, xx denarios primi annui redditus ; Item de tenemento 
Ricardi Falconer, iacente in dicta via, inter terram Dauid Gluvare ex parte 
australi et terram Luce Toimg ex parte boreali, et de quadam perticata 
lerre iacente super le Crukis inter terram Roberti Hugonis ex parte occi- 
dentali et terram domini Ricardi Gardner ex parte orientali, et de vno 
aggere iacente in le Langcroft inter terram eiusdem Ricardi Falconer ab 
occidentali et terram Thome Wischart ab orientali, vndecim solidos et 
nouem denarios primi annui redditus; Item de dicto tenemento Luce 
Yong cum Cauda tendenti vsque ad terram magistri Roberti de Menteth 
XX denarios; Item de tenemento Patricii Roberti ex parte occidentali 
dicte vie, inter terram Emote de Eyngom ex parte australi et terram 
Johannis Stewart ex boreali, cum cauda tendente usque ad ortimi Johannis 
Makmvlan, quindecim denarios ; Item de vno tenemento iacente in dicto 
vico, inter terram Johannis Stewart ab austro et terram quam nunc 

to the south thirteen shilliDgs and fourpence. Item, from the tenement of Robert 
Hyne, lying on the west side of the said way, between the land of Robert Browster 
on the-sou^ and the land of William Browstare on the north side, seven shiUings 
of the first annual rent. Item, from the said tenement of William Browster, with 
tail running to the land of Master Robert of Menteth, twentypenoe of the first 
annual rent. Item, from the tenement of Richard Falconer, lying in the said street 
between the land of David Gluvare on the south and the land of Luke Tonng on 
the north sides, and from a rood of land lying on the Crokis, between the land of 
Robert Hnghson on the west, and the land of Sir Richard Gardner on the east 
side, and from a rig lying in Langcroft, between the land of the said Richard 
Falconer on the west and the land of Thomas Wischart on the east, eleven shillings 
and ninepence of the first annual rent. Item, from the said tenement of Luke 
Tong, with tail extending to the land of Master Robert of Menteth, twentypence. 
Item, from the tenement of Patrick Robertson on the south side of the said street, 
between the land of Emota of Kyngom on the south side and the land of John 
Stewart on the north, with tail extending to the garden of John Makmvlan fifteen- 
pence. Item, from a tenement lying in the said street, between the land of John 
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50 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1460. 

inhabitat Ricardua Browster, cum cauda tendente ad ortum Johannis 
M^Mvlan, sex solidos et octo denarios; Item de dicto orto Johannis 
Makmvlan tres solidos primi annui redditus; Item de nono tenemento 
Dauid Hyne iacente in dicto vico, inter terram dicti Dauid Hyne ab 
austro et terram qnam nunc inhabitat vxor Johannis Scot a borea, tres- 
decim solidos et quatuor denarios primi annui redditus; Item de vno 
tenemento, iacente in Ruglen in via australi, inter terram Thome Birkyn- 
schaw ab orientali et communem venellam ab occidentali, nouem solidos 
primi annui redditus ; Item de vno tenemento iacente in parte orientali 
dicte vUle, inter terram Jacobi Watson ex parte boreali et terram Patricii. 
Crokat ex parte australi, tres solidos primi annui redditus ; Item de tene- 
mento Willelmi Pottar iacente in villa Glasguensi in vico supradicto, 
inter terram Petri de Pollok ab austro et terram Arthuri de Pollok a 
borea, et de quatuor aggeribus iacentibus in le Brwmelaw, inter terram 
Johannis Wischart ex occidentali et terram Thome Monteith ab orientali, 
et de quatuor aggeribus iacentibus in le Sant Enokis croft, inter terram 
Sancte Tenaw ex occidentali et terram Johannis Quhitfurde ab orientali, 
vi solidos; Item de dicto tenemento Arthuri de Pollok, vi solidos. 
TenendoS, habendos et possidendos dictos annuos redditus meos cum 

Stewart on the south and the land which Richard Browster now occapies, with 
tail thereof extending to the garden of John M'mvlan, six shillings and eighl^nce. 
Item, from the said garden of John Makmvlan, three shillings of the first annual 
rent. Item, from the new tenement of David Hyne, lying in the said street, 
between the land of the said David Hyne on the south and the land now inhabited 
by John Scot's wife on the north, thirteen shillings and fourpenoe of the first annual 
rent. Item, from a tenement lying in Ruglen in the Southgate, between the land 
of Thomas Birkynschau on the east and the common vennel on the west, nine 
shillings of the first annual rent. Item, from a tenement lying in the east side of 
the said town, between James Watson's land on the north and Patrick Grokat's 
land on the south side three shillings of the first annual rent. Item, from the 
tenement of William Pottar, lying in the town of Olasgow in the abovesidd street, 
between the land of Peter of Pollok on the south and the land of Arthur of 
Pollok on the north, and from four rigs lying in the Brwmelaw, between John 
Wi8chart*s land on the west and Thomas Monteith's land on the east sides, and 
from four rigs lying in Saint Enokis croft, between Saint Tenaw's land on the 
west and John Quhitfurdis land on the east, six shillmgs. Item, from the said 
tenement of Arthur of Pollok, six shillings. To have, hold, and possess my 



1460.] RELATING TO THE CITX OF GLASGOW. 51 

pertinenciis predicto altari in puram et perpetuam elimosiDam et pro- 
Plietatem, necnon capellano perpetuo ibidem Deo seruituro, cum omnibus 
et singulis aliis libertatibus, commoditatibus, et asiamentis ac iustis per* 
tinenciis quibuscunque ad dictos annuos redditus et tenementa spectantibus 
sen iuste spectare valentibus in futurmn; adeo libere, quiete, plenarie, 
integre, bene et in pace, in omnibus et per omnia, sicut aliqui annui 
redditus infra regnum Scocie in perpetuam elimosinam alicui oapellanie vel 
altari conceduntur. Yolo tamen dacionem dicte oapellanie post obitum 
meum ad heredes meos masculos omnino pertinere ; quibus deficientibus, 
pertinebit ad communitatem et balliuos dicte ciuitatis burgi Glasguensis ; 
retenta insuper michi potestate mutandi et ammouendi capellanum, suis 
exigentibus dementis, quamdiu vixero in humanis. Capellanus uero min- 
istrans in dicta capellania in ciuitate Glasguensi personaliter residebit, et 
pro anima mea et vxoris mee prelibate, parentum, heredum et successormn 
nostrorum, et omnium fidelium viuorum ac defunctorum, cotidie cum dis- 
positus fuerit, celebrabit, et piam commemoracionem pro animabus supra- 
scriptia fieiciet. Preterea si dictus capellanuq extra dictam ciuitatem 
Glasguensem per vnam quindenam continuam fecerit residenciam, vel a 
missarmn celebracione, preterquam euidentis infirmitatis aut indisposicionis 

said annnal rents, with their j)ertinent8, to the foresaid altar, in pure and perpetual 
alms and property, and to a chaplain to serve God there for evermore, with all 
and sundry odier freedoms, ocxnmodities, and easements, and just pertinents what- 
soever, to the said annual rents and tenements belonging, or that may justly belong, 
in time to come ; as freely, quietly, fully, wholly, well, and in peace, in all and 
by all, as any annual rents within the kingdom of Scotland are granted in perpetual 
alms to any chaplainry or altar. Nevertheless, it is my will that the gift of the 
sud chaplainry shall belong wholly to my heirs male after my death ; whom failing, 
it shall belong to the community and bailies of the said city of the burgh of Glasgow. 
Furthermore, retaining to myself, so long as I live, the power of changing and 
removing the chaplain, if his demerits require so to do. And the chaplain serving 
in the said chaplainry shall personally reside in the city of Glasgow ; and shall 
daQy, when disposed, celebrate mass for my soul, and the soul of my wife foresaid, 
parents, heirs, and successors, and all the faithful alive and dead, and make pious 
commemoration for the souls abovewritten. Further, if the said chaplain shall 
have made residence outwith the said city of Glasgow for fifteen successive days, 
ot ceased from the celebration of masses, save on account of plain infirmity, or 
indisposition, eo iptOy the sidd chaplainry shall become vacant, to be freely bestowed 



62 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1460. 

causa, cessauerit, eo ipso huiusmodi capellania yacabit alteri libere confer- 
enda. Interea si contingat dictum capellannm aliunde beneficium seu 
officium, curatum uel non curatum, qualecunque obtinere, statim per 
illius beneficu seu officii padficam possessionem capellania ipsa yacabit. 
Ceterum si contingat dictum capellanum aliquam concubinam yel focariam 
publicam retinere, seu tali publice adherere ; si ter monitus per dominum 
Episcopum qui pro tempore fuerit, vel eius ministros, et cum eflTectu [non 
dimiserit] eandem, eo ipso dicta capellania vacare censebitur. Preterea 
yolo et ordino quod dictus capellanus, cum aliis sex capellanis per ipsiun 
eligendis, singulis annis tempore obitus mei cum tabula honeste cooperta 
et duabus s[erei]s accensis Placebo et Dirige nocte precedents diem 
obitus mei, et missam de Requie in crastino solemniter cum nota celebrare 
teneatur. In cuius capellanie sine officii fundacionis, et reddituum huius- 
modi mee donacionis et concessionis, fidem, testimonium et firmitatem, 
fiigillum meum, yna cimi sigillo communitatiB burgi Glasguensis, huic 
presenti scripto perpetuis temporibus duraturo est appensum, die xxiij^ 
mensis Julii, anno Domini millesimo quadriugentesimo sexagesimo. 

on another person. Meanwhile if the said chaplain happen elsewhere to obtain a 
benefice or ofSce whatsoever, with or without cure, immediately upou his peaceable 
possession of the said benefice or office the said chaplainry shall become vacant. 
And if the said chaplain happen to keep any concubine or public harlot, or to 
remam with such publicly, if three times warned by the lord bishop for the time 
being, or his officers, and shall not at once dismiss the same, eo tjpso, the said 
chaplainry shall be held to be vacant. Further, I will and ordain ^at the said 
chaplain, with other six chaplains to be chosen by him, every year at the time of 
my obit, with the altar becomingly covered and two tapers lighted, shall be bound 
solemnly to sing placebo and dirige on the eve of my obit, and a mass of Requiem 
on the morrow. In faith, witness and confirmation of the foundation of which 
chaplainry or office, and my gift and grant of such rents, my seal, together with 
the seal of the community of the burgh of Glasgow, is appended to this present 
writing, to remain in force for all time to come for ever, on the twenty-third day of 
the month of July, the year of God one thousand four hundred and sixty. 



1461.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 63 



xxvra. 

Graitt by Andrew, Bishop of Glasgow, with consent of the Chapter, 
to the Rector of the University, of full jurisdiction in all causes 
and quarrels between the Supposts of the University, or between 
them and the Burgesses and other subjects of the Bishop, etc. 
Glasgow, 1 July 1461. 

Andreas Dei et ApostoUce sedis gratia Episcopus Glasguensis vniuer- 
sis et singolis Christifidelibus ad quorum noticias presentes litere peruen* 
erint salutem cum benedictione diuina. NoiTERlTlS nos de consensu et 
assensu capituli nostri Rectori Vniuersitatis GJasguensiB qui pro tempore 
fuerit dedisse concessisse necnon tenore presentium dare et concedere 
plenariam jurisdictionem et causarum cognicionem necnon criminum et 
excessuum correctionem in quibuscunque causis ciuilibus pecuniariis nec- 
non contencionibus litibus rixis correctionibus et contrauersiis ceterisque 
vniuersis iniuriis motis et mouendis inter supposita dicte nostre Vniuer- 
sitatis seu inter huiusmodi supposita contra quoscunque nostros ciues ac 
alios quouismodo nostre jurisdictioni subiectos citandi monendi suspen- 
dendi et excommimicandi necnon in causis predictis et predictos per cen- 
suram ecclesiasticam compescendi ao omnia alia et singula faciendi et 
exercendi que nobis de jure seu consuetudine spectare dinoscuntur. 



Andi 



)BEW by the grace of God and the favor of the Apostolic See bishop of 
Glasgow, to all and sundry faithful in Christ to whose knowledge the present 
letters shall come, greeting with the blessing of God. TVit ye us, with consent and 
assent of our chapter, to have given, granted, and by the tenor hereof to give and 
grant to the rector of the University of Glasgow for the time being, fnll jurisdiction, 
and cognisance of causes, and correction of crimes and abuses in civil pecuniary 
causes whatsoever; as also contentions, suits, quarrels, corrections, and controversies, 
and all other wrongs, moved and to be moved between the supposts of our said 
university, or between such supposts against whomsoever our citizens and others 
in any manner of way subject to our jurisdiction ; of citing, warning, suspending, 
and excommunicating, and restraining in the causes foresaid, the foresaid per- 
flons by church censure ; and to do and exercise all and sundry other things which 



M CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1461. 

Insuper concedimus et volumus quod dictus Rector qui pro tempore 
Aierit habeat primum locum post nos in ceBsionibuB processionibus et 
ceteris solempnibus actibus quibuscunque ante omnes prelates nostre 
diocesis. Ceterum volumus quod in huiusmodi causis inter supposita 
nostre Vniuersitatis fiat in optione rei coram quo judice an Rectore vel 
nostro oflSciali respondere voluerit : hiis nostris priuilegiis et concessioni- 
buB perpetuis temporibus duraturis: In quorum fidem et testimonium 
sigillum nostrum rotundum vnacum sigillo capituli nostii quo vtitur ad 
causas presentibus est appensum Apud nostram dvitatem Glasguensem 
prime die mensis Julii anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo sexage- 
simo prime et nostre consecracionis anno sexto. 

are known to pretain to us of right or custom. Further we grant, and it is our 
will, that the said rector for the time being shall have the first place next after us 
in synods, processions, and other solemn occasions whatsoever, before all prelates 
of our diocese. Further it is our wUl, that in such causes between the supposts 
of our university, it shall be in the option of the accused before what judge he shall 
choose to answer, whether before the rector or our oflSdal. These our privileges 
and grants to remain in all time to come for ever. In witness and testimony 
whereof our round seal, together with the seal of our chapter which is wont to 
be used in causes, is appended to these presents. At our city of Glasgow, the 
first day of the month of July, the year of God one thousand four hundred and 
sixty-first, and of our consecration the sixth. 



XXIX. 

D£GBBE of the Lords Auditors of Causes and Complaints in favour of 
the Bishop, and of the Provost, Bailies, and Community of Glas- 
gow, against the Provost, Bailies, and Community of Dumbarton. 
Edinburgh, 29 November 1469. 

IN the actioune and cause persewit be a reuerend fader in Christe Andro 
bischop of Glasgw and the provost bailies and communite of his cite of 
Glasgw on the ta part, againe the provost bailies and communite of the 
burgh of Dumbartane on the tother part, anent the stopping and impedi- 



1469.] RELATING TQ THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 66 

ment maldn to the said reuerend fader and to prouost and baUies and 
communite of Glasgw in the bying of certane wyne fra Peris Cokate 
firanschman and out of his schip in the water of Clide in contrar thar 
fredome as was alleget. Bath the saide partiis beand present be thar 
procuratnris and commissaris, and thar charteris infeftmentis evidentis 
richtis resouns and allegaciouns beand at lenthe sene herde and vnder* 
standin, the lordis auditouris of complaintis decretis and deliuers that the 
said prouost bailies and communite of Dunbartane has wrangit and iniurit 
the said reuerend fader and the said prouost bailies and communite of 
Glasgw in the stoppin of thaim in the bying of the said wyne, and thairin 
has brokin thair priuiliges fredome and thair aid infeftment grantit to 
thaim be cure Souerain lordis predecessouris of lang tyme of before, as is 
contenit in thair charteris and infeftmentis maid thairuppon, schewin and 
producit befor the . . • lordis, in sa fer as the said reuerend fader 
provost and balyeis of Glasgw was the first byars of the said wyne and 
thaireftir stoppit in the resauing of the samyn be the said provest bailies 
and communite of Dumbartane, as was clerely provit before the said lordes 
be the schewin of the instrumentis and indenturis of baith the partiis, 
and ordanis the said prouost balyeis and communite of Dumbartane to 
desist and cesse of sic wrangwise stoppin and impediment makin in tyme 
to cimi, and to be pimyst for the said iniure done be thaim of before at 
the wil of our Souerain lorde. 



XXX. 

Letter by King James III,, confirming to the University of 
Glasgow the Letter of Exemption from Taxes granted by 
King James IV., No. xxiv. Edinburgh, 10 December 1472. 

Jacobus Dei Oracia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius 
terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. SciATis nos quandam literam 

James, by the grm» of Qod Kmg of Scots, to aU good men of his whole land 
dories and laics, greeting. Wit ye ns to have fnlly understood a certain letter of the 



66 CHARTERS AND DOCIJMENTS. [1472. 

quondam seremssimi priucipis progenitoris nostri Jaoobi Becnndi Scoto- 
rum Regis illustrissimi factam et concessam Alme Yniuersitati Glasguensi 
filie nostre quam delecte ac rectoribus facultatum decanis procuratori- 
bus nacionum regentibua magistris et scolaribus in prefata Vniuersitate 
studentibus presentibus et futuris super priuilegiis infira scriptis de man- 
dato nostro visam lectam inspectam et diligenter examinatam sanam 
integram suoque magno sigillo sigillatam et subscripcione manuali sua 
roboratam non rasam Aon cancellatam nee in aliqua sui parte sus- 
pectam ad plenum intellexisse sub hac fortna. Jagobus Dei Gracia Bex 
Scotorum omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue clericis et laicis 
salutem. Cum inter curas et sollicitudines [etc. ut mpra^ No. XXiv.] 
SiNQULARis amor grataque dilectionis affectio quos circa Yniuersitatem 
predictam gerimus vt inibi studentium crescat numerus in nostre reipub- 
lice honorem et multorum profectum nos inducunt vt ea priuilegia et in- 
dulta eidem Yniuersitati rectori procuratoribus regentibus magistris sco- 
laribus incorporatis et studentibus perpetuo confirmemus et nostra 
auctoritate regali pro nobis nostrisque heredibus et successoribus per- 
petuo innouemus que dictus noster clarissimus progenitor eisdem indulsit 
ac pro se et suis successoribus conseruanda mandauit. Predictam igitur 
literam quondam serenissimi progenitoris nostri et omnia et singula in 

late serene prince our progenitor, James the Second the most illustrioas King of 
Scots, made and granted to the University of Glasgow, onr well beloved daughter, 
and to the rectors, deans of facolties, procurators of nations, regents, masters and 
scholars studying in the foresaid university, present and to come, upon the privileges 
underwritten ; by our command seen, read, inspected and carefully examined, and 
found to be sound, whole, sealed with his great seal, and confirmed with his sub- 
scription manual, not eraised, not cancelled, nor in any part thereof suspected; 
under this form, James, by the grace of God, King of Scots, to all good men of his 
whole land, clerics and laics, greeting. Whereas, amid the cares and anxieties, etc. 
[As abovty No. xxiv.] The special love, favour, and affection which we bear towards 
the foresaid University, that students may increase in number therein, to the honor 
of our commonweal, and profit of many, induce us to confirm these privileges 
and exemptions to the said university, the rector, procurators, regents, masters, 
scholars incorporated and at study, for ever ; and by our royal authority for us 
and our heirs and successors for ever, renew the exemptions granted to them by 
our siud most illustrious progenitor, and which he for himself and his successors 
commanded to be observed. We therefore approve, ratify, and for us our heirs 



1472.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 67 

eadem contenta in omnibus suia punctis et articulis et circmnstanciiB cruis 
quibuscnnque dictis Yniuersitati ac rectoribus facultatnm decanis procura- 
toribuB nacionum regentibus magiBtris et scolaribus in eadem Btudentibiis 
et studendifl incorporatis et incorporandis approbamus ratiiicamus et pro 
perpetuis futuris temporibus duratura pro nobis heredibus et Buccessoribus 
noBtris in omnibus et per omnia ut premisBum est pro perpetuo innouamus 
et confirmamuB. In cuius REI testimonium presentibus Uteris nostris in- 
nouacionis et confiniiacionis magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precipimus. 
Testibus reuerendis in Christo patribus Andrea episcopo Glasguensi, Thoma 
episcopo Aberdonensi, Willelmo episcopo Orchadensi, nostri secreti sigilli 
custode, dilectis oonsanguineis nostris Andrea domino Avandale cancellario 
nostro, Colino comite de Ergile domino Lome, magistro hospicii nostri, 
Dauid comite de Craufurde domino Lyndesay, Jacobo domino Hammiltone, 
Willebno domino Monypenny, Magistris Arcbibaldo Quhitelaw, archidia- 
cono Laudonie secretario nostro et Johanne Layng rectore de Newlandis 
thesaurario nostro. Apud burgum de Edinburgh, dedmo die mensis De- 
cembris, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimo secundoi 
et regni nostri decimo terdo. 

and suooesBors, in aU and by aU, as aforesaid, for ever renew and confirm to con- 
tinue in all times to come for ever, the aforesaid letter of our late most serene 
progenitor, and all and sundry contained therein, in all its points and articles 
and drcnmstances whatsoever, to the said university, and the rectors, deans of 
facnities, procurators of nations, regents, masters and scholars studying and to 
study, incorporated and to be incorporated therein. In witness whereof to these 
our letters of renewal and confirmation we command our great seal to be appended. 
Witnesses the reverend fathers in Christ, Andrew bishop of Glasgow, Thomas 
bishop of Aberdeen, William biahop of Orkney keeper of our privy seal, our well 
beloved cousins Andrew lord Avandale our chancellor, Colin earl of Argile lord 
Lome master of our household, David earl Crawfurd lord Lyndesay, James lord 
Hammiltoune, William lord Monypenny, masters Archibald Quhitelaw archdean 
of Lothian our secretary, and John Layng rector of Newlandis our treasurer. At 
the burgh of Edinburgh, the tenth day of the month of December, the year of our 
Lord One thousand four hundred and seventy-two, and of our reign the thirteenth. 



58 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [U72. 



XXXI. 

Letter by King James III. under his privy seal^ charging the 
Bishops of the Kingdom not to trouble or molest the Rectors and 
others in the University of Glasgow^ but rather to maintain 
and defend their immunity from Taxation^ etc. Edinburgh^ 10 
December 1472. 

Jacobus Dei grada Bex Scottonun reuerendis in Christo patribns 
vniuersis et singulis regni nostri Episcopis aliisque quibuscunque nostris 
subditis quos infrascriptum tangit negocium, salutem. Quia alias per 
excellentissimum prinoipem Jacobum recolende memorie patrem nostrum 
Yniuersitati studii GlaBguensis in fauorem suppositorum eiusdem graciose 
indultum fuit specialiter et concessum quod omnes et singuli dicte 
Yniuersitatis pro tempore rectores iacultatum decani nacionum procura- 
tores magistri bedelli scriptores stationarii pergamenaiii incorporati et 
scolares inibi continue studentes dummodo prelafi non existant quieti 
essent immunes et liberi ab omnibus tributis muneribus exactionibus 
taxacionibus collectis vigiliis custodiis et pedagiis quibuscunque eciam si 
nominibus censerentur. Quequidem indulta concessiones libertates et 
priuilegia certis racionabilibus causis animum nostrum ad hoc mouentibus 



J AMES, by the grace of Ood King of Scots, to all and sundry the reverend fathers 
in Christ, the bishops of our kingdom, and all others our lieges, whom the matter 
underwritten oonoems, greeting. Whereas there has been formerly of g^radous 
favor a special privilege given and granted by the most excellent prince James, our 
father, of worthy memory to the University of Glasgow, in favor of the supposts 
thereof, that all and sundry of the said university for the time being, rectors, deans 
of faculties, procurators of nations, masters, beadles, scriveners, stationers, parch- 
ment sellers, incorporated therein, and scholars continuing therein in study (provided 
they have not received advancement), be quit, free, and exempt from all tributes, 
gifts, exactions, taxations, collections, watchings, wardings, and tdls whatsoever, 
even though rated by name. Which exemptions, grants, freedoms, and privileges, 
for certain reasonable causes moving us thereto, we now for us and our successors 



1472.] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 5d 

pro nobis et successoribiiB nostris perpettus fiituris temporibus inuiolabiliter 
inconcusseque seruanda hodie confirmamuB ratificamus et ex nostra mera 
liberalitate approbamus prout in Uteris desuper coufectis plenius contine- 
tur. Yobis et vestrom cnilibet exhortando precipimos et predpiendo 
stricte inhibemns ne vos aut vestrum qtdsquam dictos rectores &cultatiim 
decanos nadonum procuratores regentes magistros bedellos scriptores 
stacionarios pergamenarios incorporatos et scolares ii^ibi continue stu- 
dentes cuiusconqne diocesis ezistant in personis rebus bonis officiis aut 
beneficiis que in vestris diocesibus nunc optinent vel imposterum forsan 
optinebunt molestare inquietare seu quouismodo perturbare temptetis 
aut temptet pretextu seu occasione quarumcunque exactionum collec- 
tarum aut taxationum. Ymmo omnes et singulos suprascriptos in dicta 
Yniuersitate incorporatos per nos et illustrissimum genitorem nostrum 
sicut premissum est priuilegiatos postquam vobis legittime per literas 
sigillo et maiiu scribe dicte Yniuersitatis roboratas continues ibi esse stu- 
dentes aut moram studii causa trahentes constiterit in dictis suis exemp- 
cionibus et priuilegiis defendatis et defendat defendere et tueri quantum 
in vobis est procuretis et vnusquisque vestrum procuret prout nostram 
volueritis deuitare indignadonem et gradosos a nobis si nostris in hac 
parte parueritis mandatis fauores reportare. Datum sub nostro priuato 

confirm, ratify, and of our mere liberality approve, to be inviolably and without 
interruption observed in all time to come, as in our letters made thereupon is 
more fully contained. We exhort and command you and every one of you, and 
charge and strictly forbid that you or any of you attempt to trouble, molest, or in 
any manner of way disturb, on any pretext or on the ground of any exactions, coUec- 
tiODS or taxes whatever, the said rectors, deans of faculties, procurators of nations, 
regents, masters, beadles, scriveners, stationers, parchment sellei-s, incorporated there- 
in, and scholars there continuing in study, of whatever diocese they be, in their 
persons, goods, gear, offices, or benefices which they now hold in your dioceses or 
shall happen to hold in time to come ; but contrariwise that you and every one of 
you defend, and cause to be defended and upheld by all means in your power, all 
and sundry the abovesaid persons incorporated in the said university, privileged by 
us and our most illustrious father as aforesaid, in their said exemptions and privi- 
leges, after it shall be lawfully shown to you by letters confirmed by the seal 
and subscription of the scribe of the said university, that they are regular students 
therein, or tarrying thereat for the sake of study ; as ye shall wish to avoid our 
indignationi and receive our gradous favour, by obeying our commands in this 



60 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1476. 

fiigillo apud Edinburgh decimo die mensiB Decembris anno Domini mille- 
fiimo quadringentesimo septuagesimo secundo, et regni nostri decimo 
tertio. 

behalf. Oiven under onr privy seal, At Edinburgh, the tenth day of the month of 
December, the year of God one thousand four hundred and seventy-two, and of our 
reign the thirteenth. 



XXXII. 

Charter by King James IIL^ granting and confirming to the Bishop 
of Glasgow and his successors the City and Barony of Glasgow, 
and the lands called Bisbopforest, in free regality, etc. Edin- 
burgh, 16 July 1476. 

(I ACiOBUS Dei gratia Rex Scotorum, onmihus probis hominibus tocius terre 
sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Noueritis quia nonnulli nostri predecessores 
Scotorum reges diuersas libertates et preuilegia reuerendis in Christo 
patribuB Glasguensis episcopis et ecclesie ac sedi Glasguensis retroactis 
temporibus libere donarunt et concesserunt, et signanter ciuitatem Glasgu- 
ensem, baroniam de Glasgw, et terras wlgariter noncupatas leBischopforest, 
in meram, puram et liberam regalitatem. Quasquidem donaciones et con- 
cessiones per nostros predecessores ut premittitur &cta8, autoritate et cum 
auisamento et deliberacione nostri parliamenti, post reuocaciones omues 

James, by the grace of God King of Scots, to all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Enow ye, that several of our predecessors, idngs of 
Scotland, freely gave and granted sondry tiberties and privU^ges to the reverend 
fathers in Ghrist the Bishops of Glasgow, and to the church and see of Glasgow 
in times past, and particularly the city of Glasgow, barony of Glasgow, and the lands 
commonly called the Bishopforest, in unmixed, pure and free regedity. Whidi 
gifts and grants made by our predecessors, as is premised, we, by authority and 
with advice and deliberation of our parliament, after all the revocations by us 



1476.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 61 

per nos priuB factas de donacionibus illici nobis preiudicia generantibuB in 
nostri tenera etate concessis, nos nunc legittima etate constituti, pro 
flingolari denocione qnam gerimnB erga beatum confessorem Sapctum 
Eentigemnm dicte ecclesie GlaBguenedB patronmn, in laudem et honorem 
einsdem, necuon pro singnlari fauore, zelo et dilectione quos habemus 
erga renerendum in Christo patrem Johannem epiBCopum et prelatum eins- 
dem ecclesie modemtun condliarium noBtrum intime dilectum, pro Buis 
meritifl et seruiciiB gratis atque fidelibns nostro progenitor! et nobis longo 
tempore impensiB, approbamuB, ratifioamus et conjBrmamus : et eciam, de 
nono, autoritate et deliberatione ac consensu dicti nostri parliamenti, damns, 
concedimuB et hac presenti carta noBtra confirmamus prefato reuerendo in 
Guisto patri Johanni episcopo Glasguensif et suia successoribus Glasgu- 
ensis ecclesie episcopis, pro perpetuo, quod habeant, teneant et possideant, 
perpetuis futuris temporibus, dictam duitatem Glasguensem, baroniam de 
Glasgw, et terras de Bischopforest, in liberam, puram et meram regalitatem 
ac unam baroniam : Tenenbam et habendam Bupradictam ciuitatem, ba- 
roniam et terras de Bischopforest, dicto reuerendo patri Johanni et succes- 
Boribns Buis Glasguensis ecclesie episcopis, de nobis et succeBSoribuB nostris, 
in pmram et perpetuam elemosinam et in meram, puram et liberam regali- 
tatem seu regaliam ac vnam baroniam pro perpetuo, cum omnibus et 

pre^ously made of those ^ts granted by us to our prejudice during our tender 
age, bemg now of lawf ol age, for the siug^ar derotion which we bear towards 
the blessed confessor Saint Eentigem, patron of the said church of Glasgow, 
in praise and honour of the same, as also for the singular favour, zeal and love which 
we have towards the reyerend father in Christ John now bishop and prelate of the 
said church, our dearly beloved counsellor, for his merits and free and faithful ser- 
vices rendered to our father and to us for a long time, approve, ratify and confirm $ 
and also, of new, by authority and with deliberation and consent of our said parliament, 
give, grant and by this our present charter confirm to the foresaid reverend father 
in Christ John bishop of Glasgow, and his successors bishops of the church of 
Glasgow, for ever, to have, hold and possess in all tune coming the said ctly of 
Glasgow, barony of Glasgow, and lands of Bischopforest, in free, pure and unmixed 
regality as one barony. To have and to hold the above mentioned city, barony, and 
lands of Bishopforest, to the said reverend father John, and his successors bishops 
of the diurch of Glasgow, of us and our successors in pure and perpetual alms, and 
in unmixed pure and free regality or royalty as a barony for ever, with all and sundry 
conmiodities and profits j)ertidnihg to the said city, barony and lands, m woods, 



6S CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1476. 

singulis commoditatibus et proficuis dictis ciuitati baronie et terris perti- 
nentibas, in boscis, planis, moris, merresiis, viis, semitis, aquis, stagnis^ 
riuolis pratis« pciscuis et pasturis, molendinis, multaris et eorum sequelis, 
aucupacionibus, venacionibus, piscacionibus, petariis, turbariis, caxbona- 
riis, brueriis et genestis, lapicidiis, lapide et calce, fabrilibus, brasinis 
cum curiis et earum exitibus, herizeldis, blwdewitis, eschaetis et marchetis 
mulierum, Ubero introitu et exitu, cum homagiis, cum libera foresta et 
warenna, cum feodis, forisfaoturis, cum itineribus iusticiarie et camerarie et 
eorum exitibus, eschaetiB et amerciamentis, ac cum potestate justidam fieri 
et ministrari fiMdendi de quatuor punctis juris nostre corone reseruatis, vide- 
licet depredacione, raptu muUerum, incendio et murthro, ac cum sok, sak, 
tholl, them, infangtheif, outfangtheif hamesukkin et precogitata felonia, cum 
tenentibus tenandriis et libere tenentium seruiciis, cum juribus patronatus 
et advocacionibuB ecclesiarum, ac cum capella [ad] breuia deliberanda, et 
cum omnibus aliis et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus et asiamentis ac 
iustis pertinenciis quibuscumque, tam non nominatis quam (non) nominatis, 
ad regalitatem seu regaliam et baroniam spectantibus, seu quouismodo juste 
spectare valentibus in futurum, et adeo libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, 
honorifice, bene, et in pace, in omnibus et per omnia, sicut aliqua regalitas seu 
regalia aut baronia cuicumque ecclesia aut personis ecclesiasticis, spirituali- 

plains, mains, marshes, ways, paths, waters, ponds, streams, meadows, grasdngs 
and pastures, mills, mixtures and their sequels, hawkings, hantiogs, fishings, peat, 
turf, coals, heath and broom, quarries, stone and lime, forges, malt kilns, with 
courts and their issues, hereyelds, bloodwites, escheats and marchets of women, 
with free ish and entry, with homages, with free forest and warren, with fees, for- 
feitures, with justice and chamberlain aires and their issues, escheats and amercements, 
and with the power of executing and administering justice, reserving the right of 
executing it as regards the four pleas of our crown : yideUoet, robbery, rape, fire-raising 
and murder, and with sok, sak, tiioll, theam, inf angthief, outf angthief , hamesucken and 
felony aforethought, ¥dth tenants tenandries and services of free tenants, with rights 
of patronage and advocation of churches, and with chapel for serving brieves, and 
with all other and singular liberties commodities and easements and just pertinents 
whatsoever, as well not named as named, belonging or which may hereafter justly 
belong in any manper of way to a regality or royalty and barony, and as freely, 
quietly, f uUy, wholly, honourably, well and in peace, in all and by eJl, as any other 
regality or royalty or barony is most freely, quietly, wholly or honourably givqn 
granted and gifted to any church or persons ecclesiastical spiritual or temporal 



1476] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. dS 

bus siue temporalibuB qnibuflcumque, in regno nostro liberius, quietius, inte- 
griuB ant honorificencins datur et conceditur et donatnr. Jncniper concessi- 
mus, et tenore presentis carte nostre concedimns, dicto renerendo in Christo 
patri et successoribus Buis, ut habeant, teneant et possideant imperpetnmn 
dictam ciuitatem de Glasgw, cum omnibus libertatibus et commoditatibus 
ad eandem pertinentibnfi, ac cmn omnibns et similibns preuilegiis cnicmnqne 
dnitati sen bnrgo cujuBcumque epificopatuB vel cmcumqne epiacopo infra 
regnnm noBtrum datis et concesBiB, cmn poteBtate infra eandem ciuitatem, 
per ipBum epiBcopum et BucceBsoreB buob, prepoBitum, balliuoB, BeriandoB et 
ceteroB ofBciarios, quocieuB Bibi videbitur expediens, pro regimine et guber- 
nacione eiuBdem ciuitatis, friciendi et conBtituendi, ac in et ab eisdem officiis 
imponendi et remouendi quascumque peroonas quodeuB Bibi placuerit. 
ConcesBimus eciam, et tenore preBendum concedimus, eidem renerendo in 
ChnBto patri et succeBsoribus Buis, ad conBtituendum, fitdendum et haben- 
dum imperpetuum vnum Beriandum sine clientem, qui clauam vel virgam 
argenteam portabit cum armis noBtrifi regiis in fine priore, et armiB epiBCopi 
ac prelati dicte ecclesie qui pro tempore fiierit in fine Bubteriore, pro 
arrcBtamentiB fadendis ac mandatis et preceptis ipsius prelati exercendis 
infra dictam regalitatem et per omncB alias terras et possessiones sibi 
episcopo infra suam diocesim pertinentes. Et insuper, cum auisamento et 

whomsoever in our kingdom. Moreover we give and by the tenor of our pieeeot 
charter grant to the said reverend father in Christ and his sucoeesors, to have 
hold and poBsess for ever the said city of Glasgow, with all liberties and com- 
modities belonging to the same, and with all and like privileges given and granted to 
any dty or burgh of any bishopric whatsoever, or to any bishop within our kingdom ; 
with power to the said bishop and his succeBsors to make and constitute within the 
same dty, a provost, bailies, sergeants and other officers, as often as it shall seem 
to him expedient, for the rule and government of the same dty, and of appoint- 
ing and removing any person to and from the said offices as often as he shall please. 
We have granted also, and by the tenor of these presents grant, to the same reve- 
rend father in Christ and his suoceBsors the right to appdnt, make and have for ever 
a sergeant or officer, who shall carry a silver mace or wand with our royal arms on 
the upper end, and tiie arms of the bishop and prelate of the said cfaurdi, who shall 
he for the time, on the lower end, for making arrestments and executing the mandates 
and precepts of the prelate himself within the said regality and through all the other 
lands and possessions belonging to the bishop himself within his diocese. And 
further, witii the advice and consent of our stdd pariiament| we, for us and our 



68 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [U7a 

til al the vicaris of the said queyre, as his powar was thair sufficiently knawin, 
and opynly said that ane tenement within the said cite, lyand in the Raton 
Raw ande on the south syd of the samyn, betwix ane tenement of Master 
Gilbert Rerykis, archiden of Glasgw, on the est sid, and the tenement of 
Schir Johne Brovne, vicar of the queyre of Gleuagw, on the west sid, the quhilk 
acht the vicaris forsaid certane annuel yerly, as was notorly knawin to al 
the membris of that court, was destitut of all biggyng and reparacione in 
al partis, at it mycht not be strenyeit be thaim for the payment of the 
annuell, bot alanerly the grovnd remanand wast and vninhabit. Quharfor 
he besouch the jugis and court forsaid to assing him an swome officiar of 
the said court to pass with hym to the said grunde, til deliuer hym erd and 
stane in fait of payment of the grwnd annuell, accordand to the kingis 
lawis maid tharapone, and that considerit to be consonant to resone, thai 
assignit to the said Schir Thomas, procuratour, Johne of Monfoid, sergeand, 
to pass to the said tenement and deliuer to the said procuratour erd and 
stane of the samyn befor witnes, the quhilk sergeand, at command as said 
is, passit to the grwnd and fand it wast, wninhabit, and not strenyeabil, 
and tharfor deliuerit to the said Schir Thomas, procuratour, erd and stan, 
closit efter the consuetud of the cite in sic things, as for the second court 
of recognicioun, befor thir witnes, Johne MOlelane and Riche Herbertsone, 
citenaris of the samyn, and tharof the said Schir Thomas Bargille, pro- 
curatour forsaid, askit ane rowment and tuk the court to witnes. Et sic 
finitur rotiUamentum eecunde curie. Rotulamentum uero tercie curie similiter 
sequitur in wlgarL 

[^And 80 ends the rolbnent of the second court. The rolhuent of the third court 
also follows in the common tongue.] 

The hed court of the burgh and cite of Glasgw, haldin in the Tolbuth 
of the samyn be Johne Stewart, prouest, James Stewart and Johne 
Robynsone, balyeis of Glasgw, the xiij day of the moneth of October in 
the yere of God a thousand four hundreth Ixx and viij yeris. The soyitis 
callit, the court affirmit et cetera. The quhilk day in presence of the scdd 
hed court and al the membris tharof, planly comperit Schir Robert of 
Petcairn, ane vicar miuistrand in the queire of Glasgw and procuratour 



1478-9.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 69 

til al the vicaris of the said quejre, as his powar was thair Bufficiently 
knawin, and oppinly said that ane tenement within the said cite lyand in 
the Ratonraw and on the south sid of the samyn, bettiix ane tenement of 
Master Gilbert Rerykis, archiden of Glasgw, on the est sid, and the tene- 
ment of Schir Johne Brovne, vicar of the queyr of Glasgw on the west 
sid, the quhilk acht the vicaris forsaid certan annuel yerly, as was notorly 
knawin to al the membris of the court, was destitut of al byggyng and 
reparacion in al partis, at it myt not be strenyeit be thaim for the payment 
of the annuell, bot alanerly the gnmd remmanand wast and wninhabit. 
Qoharfor he besocht the jugis and court forsaid to assyng him ane sworn 
officiar of the said court, to pass with him to the said grwnd to deliuer 
him erd and stane in fait of payment of the grund annuell, accordand to 
the kingis lawis maid tharupon, and that considerit to be consonant to 
reson, thai assignit to the said Schir Robert, procuratour, John of Monfoid, 
sergeand, to pass to the said tenement and deliuer to ... of the samyn 
befor witnes, the quhilk sergeand at command as said . . . the grwnde 
and fand it wast and vninhabit and not strenyeable, and tharfor deliuerit 
to the said Schir Robert erd and stane, closit efter the consuetude of the 
cit-e in sic things, as for the thrid court of recognitione, befor thir witnes, 
Rob Michel and Alane Brovne, citenaris of the samyn, and tharof the said 
Schir Robert Pitcame, procuratour forsaid, askit ane rowment and tuk the 
court to witnes. Et sic finitur rotulammtum terete curie. Rotulamentum 
quarte curie sequitur in hunc modum in vulgari. 

[And 90 ends the roUment of the third court. The roUmeut of the fourth court 
follows in this mode in the common tongne.] 

The bed court of the burgh and cite of Glasgw haldin in the Tolbuth of the 
samyn be Johne Stewart, prouest, Johne of Schaw and James of Dalgless, 
balyies of Glasgw, the xxyj day of the moneth of Januare the yere of God a 
thousand four hundreth Ixx and viij yeris* The soytis callit, the court affirmit, 
et cetera. The quhilk day, Schir Alexander Heriot, ane vicar ministrand in the 
quere of Glasgw, procuratour to the remanand vicaris of the quere forsaid, 
as his powar was thar sufficiently knawin, comperit in plane court and befor 
al the membris tharof and said it was notorly kend to the court thar present 



70 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [U77-8. 

at Bworn officiaris of the cite of Glasgw, at the command of the jugis of 
the said cite sittand in playne jugment, had deliuerit to the procuratourus 
of the vicaris of the quere of Glaegw erd and stane, efter the form of the 
kingis lawis at thre diuerss hed courtis, of ane tenement lyand within the 
said cite and in the Batonraw, on the south syde of the samyn, betnix ane 
tenement of Master Gilbert Berykis, archidene of Glasgw, on the est syde, 
and the tenement of Schir Johne Browne, vicar of the queyr of Glasgw, 
on the west side, the quhiUds acht the yicaris forsaid certan annuel 
yerly, as was notorly kende. And tharattour cryit at the merket cross, 
oppynly warnand the la^^hful heritaiis or ayiis, of xl dayis, to cum and pay 
the said annuell acht of the said tenement, efter the forme of the lawis of 
the burgh, the quhilk payment was not metid. And tharfor, continuand 
the said Schir Alexander procuratour present, erd and stane, of fortyme 
deliuerit as said is, efber the forme of the Let wis, and askyt in plane court 
ward and dome of the said wast tenement, as it was lachfuUy recouerit in 
fait of payment of the annuell acht of the samyn, efter the forme, forss, 
and effect of the rowmentis maid thairapone at the thre hed courtis. And 
this beand said, the forsaid Schir Alexander, procuratour, remouyt, the 
court wardit, and ryply and weil avisit, and tharefter the said Schir Alex- 
ander, procuratour, callit in agane, Schir John Michelson, borow clerc, at 
the special command of the prouest and balyeis forsaid, judicialy informyt 
the demestar Johne Neilson, the quhilk gaif for dome at the said Schir 
Alexander Heriot, as procuratour to the vicaris of the quire of Glasgw, 
had lachfully wonnyn and obtenit the forsaid tenement with the pertinentis, 
in defalt of the payment of the annuel acht of the samyn. The quhilk 
dome the said Schir Alexander, procuratour, askit to be rowit, and tharof 
ane instrument of the samyn* Super quibus onmibus et singulis prefatus 
dominus Alexander Heriot, procurator dictorum vicariorum, a me notario 
publico in&ascripto sibi fieri atque tradi petiit publicum et publica instru- 
mentum et instrumenta. Acta fuerunt heo in pretorio Glasguensi sub 

[Upon which things, in all and sundry, the foresaid Sir Alexander Heriot, pro- 
curator of the said vicars, asked a pubUc instrument and instruments to be made and 
delivered to him by me, notary public underwritten. These things were done in the 
Tolbooth of Glasgow, upon the years, days, and months underwritten, in the twelfth 



1479.] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 71 

annis, diebus et menBibus soprascriptis, indiccione daodecima, pontificatus 
sanctiasimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Sixti diuina prouidencia 
pape quarti anno octano. Presentibos ibidem prouidis et discretis viris 
Archibaldo Weicschaw, Johanne Hynd, Willelmo Dykson, Thoma Mynteth, 
Henrico Burell, Johanne Bankyn, Johanne Babume, Johanne Wyshard, 
Johanne Nuttishil, et Johanne Hannay cum multis aliie testibus ad pre- 
missa vocatiB specialiter et requisitis. 

bdidlon, and in the eighth year of the pontificate of the most holy father in Christ 
and our lord, the lord Sixtus the fourth, by divine providence Pope. There being 
present prudent and discreet men, Archibald Weischaw, John Hynd, William 
Dykson, Thomas Mynteth, Henry Burell, John Rankyn, John Rabume, John 
Wyshard, John Nuttishill, and John Hannay, with many other witnesses specially 
called and required to the premises.] 



XXXIV. 

Abstract of Ratification by King James III. of the Decree of the 
Lords Auditors of Causes and Complaints No. xxix. Edinburgli, 
1 December 1479. 

ANE Confirmatione be James King of Scotts, narrating verbatim {the 
Decree No. XXiX.] And which decreit is ratified be this confirmatione, 
which is under the testimonie of the great seall, and dated at Edinburgh, 
the first day of December 1479. 






72 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1487. 



XXXV. 

Insteument setting forth the Foundation by William Stewart, canon 
of Glasgow, etc., of a perpetual chantry at the high altar of the 
Church of the Friars' Preachers of Glasgow, — the rector of the 
University, the regents in the College of Arts, and the provosts 
and bailies of the City, being conservators of the chantry. 
Edinburgh, 15 June 1437. 

Y NIUERSIS et singulis Christi fidelibus tarn presentibus quam futuris 
hoc presens scriptum inspecturis, Willelmus Stewart prebendarius de Kil- 
lem, ac canonicus ecclesie Glasguensis, rectorque ecclesie parochialis de 
Glasfiirde Glasguensis diocesis, salutem in eo qui est omnium vera salus. 
NouERrr vniuersitas vestra me caritatiue ac pie deuocionis affectu motum 
ad laudem gloriam et honorem Sancte et Indiuidue Trinitatis Patris et 
Filij et Spiritus Sancti gloriosissimeque Virgims Marie et Omnium Sanc- 
torum, ac ad diuini cultus augmentum, et pro anime mee patris ac matris 
parentum meorum, necnon nobilis et potentis domini Johannis Stewart 
comitis de Leuenaux et domini Dernele modemi predecessorum ac succes- 
sorum eiusdem, amicorum parrochianorumque meorum, et animarum illorum 
a quibus bona aliqua in vita mea recepi pro quibus ad plenum non satisfeci 

1 all and sundry faithful in Christ, as well present as to come, that shall see this 
present writing, William Stewart, prebendary of Eillem, and canon of the church 
of Glasgow, and rector of the parish church of Glasfurde in the diocese of Glasgow, 
greeting in him who is the true salvation of all men. Wrr te all of you that I, 
moved by the impulse of my love and pious devotion, for the praise glory and honor 
of the hdy and undivided Trinity, Father and Son and Holy Ghost, and of the most 
glorious virgin Mary, and all the saints, and for the increase of the service of God, 
and for the salvation of my own soul, and the souls of my father and mother, my 
parents, and of a noble and mighty lord, John Stewart, present earl of Lennox, and 
lord Dernele, his predecessors and successors, and of my friends and parishioners, 
of them from whom, in my life, I have received any goods for which I have not fully 



1487.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 78 

omniumqtie fidelium defunctomm salute; nnam capellaniam perpetaam 
in Ecclesia Fratrom Predicatoram infra cinitatem Glasguensem, ad mag- 
nnm altare eiusdem ecclesie, de cenflibns redditibne et edificijs infraBcriptis, 
de nouo fnndasse, constitnisse, erexisse et ordinasse necnon presentis 
ficripti tenore pro perpetno fundare, conatituere, erigere et ordinare, enb 
modo et fonna sequentibus, videKcet, Quod Fratree Predicatores de 
Glasgw conuentualeB perpetuis faturis temporibus, cum cantu sine nota, 
omnibus et singulis diebus Dominicis, tercia quarta quinta et sexta ferijs, 
ac Sabbatis omnibus, vnam cappellaniam perpetuam pro me, patre ac mabre 
meis, et ceteris suprascriptis, viuis ac defunctis, ad dictum magnum altare 
denote celebrabimt ; sic quod vnus fratrum predictorum per suum priorem 
pro tempore existentem ebdomidatim deputandus, statim post primam ad 
pre&tum magnum altare missam de Beata yirgine Maria cum cantu cele- 
brabit, et piam commemoracionem pro me et ceteris suprascriptis faciet ; 
cuiquidem misse vsque finem eiusdem omnes fratres conuentuales infra 
duitatem Glasguensem pro tempore residentes cantantes et debite prout 
decet ministrantes intererunt; illis fratribus qtd in lectura aut studio 
tempore celebracionis dicte misse actualiter existunt tantummodo ex- 
ceptis. Qualibet vero feria secunda prefatus frater, vt premissum est, per 

satisfied ihem, and of aU the faithfal dead, have founded of new, constitated, 
erected and ordained, and by the tenor of this present writing, for ever pound, 
coNSTrruTB, BKEOT and ORDAnf a perpetaal chaplidnry in the church of the Preach- 
ing Friars within the Cily of Glasgow, at the high altar of the said church, out of 
the mails, rents, and buildings underwritten, in manner and form following, to wit : 
That the conventnal Preaching Friars of Glasgow, in all times coming, shall devoutly 
celebrate at the said high altar with plain song, on every Lord's day, on the third, 
fourth, fifth, and sixth days of the week, and every Saturday, a perpetual chapltdnry 
for me, my father and mother, and others above written, quick and dead ; in such 
manner, that one of the Friars Preachers to be appointed weekly by his prior for 
the time being shall, immediately after prime, celebrate with chant at the foresaid 
high altar the mass of the blessed virgin Mary, and make pious commemoration for 
me and the others above written : at which mass to the end thereof, all conventual 
friars for the time abiding within the dty of Glasgow shall be present, singing and 
duly serving as is fitting ; except only the friars that shall be actually at lecture or 
study during the time of the celebration of the said mass. And on every second 
day of the week, the foresaid friar to be deputed by the prior as aforesaid, together 
with his brethren, shall in like manner sing, and tiiat devoutly, at the said altar 
1 E 



74 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [U87. 

Priorem deputandiis, ad dictum altare statim post primam cum suis con- 
fratribus missam pro defdnctiB, scilicet De Requiem, pro me et ceteris 
suprascriptis, similiter cantabit et deuote. In singulis vero festis Beate 
Marie Yirginis, necnon commemoracionibus eiusdem, quando de ipsa ad 
predictum magnum altare cantabitur missa, statim post consecracionem 
corporis et sanguinis Domini, vnus firatrum predictorum missam priuatim 
de Beata Maria Yirgine ad altare eiusdem virginis in dicta ecclesia, absque 
cantu et sine nota, pro me et ceteris suprascriptis, celebrabit singulis 
annis imperpetuum. Pro cuius quidem capellanie sustentacione, in om- 
nibus et per onmia, vt premissum est, ego Willelmus antedictus, expensis 
meis proprijs, ad commodiun profectum et vtilitatem dictorum fiatrum, 
constniam et edificabo seu construere et edificare faciam, cum domibus 
et asiamentis in&ascriptis, totum integrum spacium prius fundatum in 
dicta ciuitate Glasguensi, inter ecclesiam ipsorum fratrum et dormitorium 
eorundem, ex parte occidentali sui claustri, hoc modo, videlicet : In primis 
construam seu edificabo, vt supra, in dicto spatio quinque uel sex voltas 
inferius prout vtilitati dictorum firatrum melius congruere videbitur; 
desuper vero duas aulas, duas coquinas et quatuor cameras ; ac deinde 
domos Buperiores, eisdem aulis coquinis et cameiis correspondentes, in 
soliis cum teguUs bene tectas, et in h'gnis ac tabulis honeste dispositas. 

immediately after prime, the mass for the dead, to wit, De Begwem^ for me and the 
others above written. Moreover at every feast of the blessed vir^n Mary, and at 
her commemoralious, when the mass shall be sung at the foresaid high altar, im- 
mediately after the consecration of the body and blood of our Lord, one of the fore- 
said friars shall celebrate privately the mass of the blessed virgin Mary, at the altar 
of the said Virgin in the said church, without singing and note for me and the 
others above written, year by year ifor evermore. For the upholding of which 
chaplainry, in all and by all, as aforesaid, I, the foresaid William shall erect and 
build, or cause to be erected and built, at my own expense, for the behoof, profit 
and use of the said friars, with houses and easements underwritten, all and whole 
the space before founded in the said city of Glasgow, betwixt the church of the 
said friars and their dormitory, on the south side of their cloister, as follows, to 
wit : In the first place, I shall build or construct, as above, in the said space five or 
six vaults beneath as shall seem most meet for the use of the said friars ; and 
above, two halls, two kitchens, and four chambers ; and thereafter houEes above, 
corresponding to the said halls, kitchens, and chambers on the ground-lBoor, well 
roofed with tiles, and sufficiently finished in wood and boards. Further, the walls 



1487.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 75 

Parietes insuper huiusmodi edificij in altitudine correBpondebunt parieti- 
bus dicte eccleeie, et in suis lateribuB exterioribtiB cum lapidibus bene 
BCulptiBy videlicet, le astlaris, edificabuntur. VlteriuB vero pro maiore et 
fiimiore saBtentacione dicte capellanie, do et imperpetuum assigno dictis 
firatribns annuos redditas in&ascriptoB, qui michi ex diuina gracia et 
conquestu aduenerunt, extendentcB se annnatim ad qninquaginta Bolidos 
monete Scocie, hoc modo, videlicet : decern Bolidos ad BUBtenteicionem et 
reparadonem dicti edificij annnatim post completam conBtruccionem sine 
edificacionem eiusdem; et reliquos qnadraginta solidoB inter firatres in 
prefietta capellania actualiter miniBtrantea ordino et assigno disponendos 
de terris et tenementis infirascriptis ; videlicet, octodecim solidos do 
tenemento Dauid Spere, jacente in vico publico se extendente ab eccleflia 
Cathedrali Glasguensi usque Crucem Fori eiusdem, et ex parte orientaK 
ipsiuB vici inter tenementa Hospitalis GlasguenBis ex parte boriali, et 
Thome Mynteth ex parte australi : Item, duodecim solidos dicte monete 
de tenemento quondam Johannis Hynde, jacente infra dictam ciuitatem 
in vico Sancte Thanew, ex parte australi ejusdem, inter tenementa Dauid 
Cochran ex parte orientali et Willelmi Brown ex parte occidentali ; Item, 
quatuor solidos de tenemento et orto Johannis Leiche, piscatoris, jacente 
in duitate Glasguensi, in vico extendente ad Pontem Glasguensem, inter 

of the said building shall correspond in height with the walls of the said church, 
and be built on the outside with well hewn stones, to wit, ashler stones. And further, 
for the better and more certain maintenance of the sidd chaplidnry, I ^ve and for 
ever assign to the said friars the annual rents underwritten, which came to me by the 
blessing of Gkxl, and my purchase, extending yearly to fifty shillings money of Scot- 
land, in this maimer; to wit, ten shillings for the upholding and repair of the said 
building yearly, after the complete erection or building thereof; and the other 
forty shillings I ordain and assign to be distributed among the friars actually serving 
in the foresaid chaplainry, out of the lands and tenements underwritten ; to wit, 
eighteen shillings furth of the tenement of David Spere, lying in the public street 
that runs from the High Church of Glasgow to the Market Gross thereof, and on 
the east side of the said street, betwixt the tenements of the hospital of Glasgow 
on the north, and of Thomas Mynteth on the south sides ; Also, twelve shillings 
money foresaid from the tenement of the late John Hynde, lying within the said 
dty in St Thanew's Street, on the south side thereof, betwixt the tenements of 
David Cochrane on the east and William Brown on the south side ; Also, four 
shillings from the tenement and garden of John Leiche, fisherman, lying in the dty 



76 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [U87. 

tenementa Alani Olifant ex parte occidentali et Jonete Finlal ex parte 
oiientali; Item, decern solidos de tenemento Ym&idi Maknayr, et 
duabus rodis terre ejusdem, jacentifous in dicta civitate Glasguensi, 
et in le Mutalcroft inter terras Johannis Oliphant ex parte oriental], 
et terras abbatis de Pasleto ex parte occidentali, extendentibus a 
viridario Glasguensi ex parte australi, et communi via extendente a 
capella Sancte Thanew vsque crucem foralem Glasguensem ; Item, sex 
solidos de quinqne rodis terre campestiis Walteri Bankyn, jacentibus in le 
Palyartcroft, prope capellam Sancte Thanew, inter terras Dauid Wyntir 
ex utraque parte. Item, constituo et ordino dominmn rectorem alme 
Vniuersitatis Glasguensis pro tempore existentem, et regentes in collegio 
arcium studij Glasguensis, necnon prepositum et balliuos dicte cinitatis 
Glasguensis, conseruatores predicte capellanie, qui ad ipsam attendent et 
ascultabunt ita quod in defectu deu negligencia predictorum fratrum 
nullatenus ipsa capellania deficiat. Et casu quo ipsi fratres negligentes 
in premissis aut culpabiles inuenti fuerint, quod absit, do, et per tenorem 
huius scripti concede, dictis rectori et regentibus, preposito ac balliuis, 
meam omnimodam potestatem et mandatiun speciale ad distringendum 
et compellendum eosdem fratres coram suis superioribus pro comple- 
mento premissorum. In quorum omnium et singulorum fidem et testi- 

of Glasgow, in the street ranning to Glasgow Brig, betwixt the tenements of Alan 
Olifant on the west, and Jonet Finlai on the east side ; Also, ten shillings from the 
tenement of Hamphrey Maknair, and two roods of land of the same, lying in the 
said city of Glasgow, in the Mntalcroft between the lands of John Oliphant on 
the east, and the lands of the Abbot of Paisley on the west side, extending from 
Glasgow Green on the south side, and the highway running from St Thanew's 
chapel to the Market Cross of Glasgow ; Also, six shillings from five roods of 
meadow land of Walter Bankyn, lying in the Palyartcroft, beside St Thanew's 
chapel, between the lands of David Wyntir on both sides. Likbwisb I coNsrrruTB 
and OBDAnr the lord Rector of the University of Glasgow for the time being, and 
the regents in the College of Arts of Glasgow University, and the provost and 
bailies of the said city of Glasgow, conservators of the foresaid chaplainry, to watch 
over it, and give heed that the said chaplainry do in no wise fall to decay through 
default or neglect of the foresaid friars. And in case the said friars be found 
negligent or culpable in the foresaids, which God forbid, I give, and by the tenor 
of this writing g^rant to the said rector and rogents, provost and bailies, my full 
power and special mandate to distrain and compel the said friars before their soperiore, 



1487.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 77 

monitim premissorum, huic fundacioni, que cum pre&tis preposito et 
balliuis nomine meo in custodia remanebit, appensum est sigillum com- 
mune dicti conuentus Glasguensis, vnacum Bigillis reuerendi patris fratris 
Johannis Mure sacre theologie bachallarij, ac in regno Scocie eiusdem 
ordinis prions prouincialiB, et diflSnitorum capituli prouincialie, videlicet 
fratria Dauid Crag prions dicti conuentus Glasguensis, Fratris Willelmi 
Reryk prioris conuentus de Eddinburgh, Fratris Johannis Penny prioris 
conuentus de Abirdene, et Fratris Johannis Rede prioris conuentus in 
Sanctoandrea, manibus eciam propijs appositis, In capitulo prouinciali 
tento apud Eddinburgh, die decimoquinto mensis Junij, anno Domini 
millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo septimo, cum assensu pariter et 
consensu ceterorum fratrum eiusdem ordinis in dicto capitulo existencium. 
Coram hiis testibus, venerabili yiro magistro Alexandre Bothueill yicario 
de Mussilburgh, domiao Jacobo Thomson capellano, Laurencio Wallace 
burgensi burgi de Edinburgh, Jacobo Nigelli notario publico, et Nicholaio 
Christeson, cum multis aliis etc. 

Sequuntur subscriptiones Prouincialis et Priorum preseriptorura. 

Ego Frater Johannes Mur, prouincialis, approbo ratifico et confirmo 
hanc suprascriptam nouam fundacionem ; teste manu propria. 

for falfilment of the premises. In FArra akd wttness of all and sandiy which 
premises, to this fonndation, which shall remain in the keeping of the foresaid 
provost and bailies in my name, the conmion seal of the said convent of Glasgow 
is affixed, together with the seals of a reverend father friar John MmB, bachelor of 
sacred theology and provincial prior.of the said order in the kingdom of Scotland, 
and of the diffinitors of the provincial chapter, to wit, friar David Crag prior of the 
said convent of Glasgow, friar William Reryk prior of the convent of Edinburgh, 
friar John Penny prior of the convent of Abirdene, and friar John Rede prior of 
the convent in St Andrews, setting to also their hands ; in a provincial chapter 
held at Edinburgh, on the fifteenth day of June, the year of God one thousand 
four hundred and eighty-seven, with assent and consent of the remanent friars of 
the same order present in the said chapter ; before these witnesses, a venerable 
man, Master Alexander BothueiU vicar of Mussilburgh, Sir James Thomson chap- 
lain, Laurence Wallace, burgess of the burgh of Edinburgh, James Nielson, notary 
public, and Nicholas Christeson, with many others. 

FoUow the subscriptions of the foresaid provincial and priors. 

I, friar John Mur, proviuctal, approve, ratify, and confirm the above written 
new foundation ; witness my hand. 



78 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1487. 

Et ego Frater Willelmus Rerjk, diffinitor, ad omnia suprascripta 
consensio ; teste manu propria. 

Et ego Frater Dauid Crag, presentia capitulj diffinitor, similiter 
huic fundacioni letus assensio. 

Et ego Frater Johamies Penny, diffinitor capituU, ad omnia supra- 
scripta consensio ; teste manu propria. 

Et ego Frater Johannes Red, prior in Sancto Andrea, et diflinitor 
presentis capituli, ad omnia suprascripta consensio ; teste manu 
propria. 

And I, friar William Beryk, diflinitor, consent to the whole above written ; 
witness my hand. 

And I, friar David Crag, diflinitor of this present chapter, in like manner 
willingly assent to this foundation. 

And I, friar John Penny, diflinitor of the chapter, consent to the whole above 
written ; witness my hand. 

And I, friar John Red, prior in St Andrews, and diflinitor of the present 
chapter, consent to the whole above written ; witness my hand. 



XXXVL 

Akothbb iNSTRUiiENT Setting forth the same Foundation as in 
No. xxxY. Glasgow^ 6 July 1487. 

Y NUIERSIS et singulis Christi fidelibus tarn presentibus quam ftituris 
hoc presens scriptum inspecturis, Willehnus Stewart prebendarius de 
Kyllem, ac canonicus ecclesie Glasguensis, [rector]que ecclesie parochialis 

lo all and sundry faithful in Christ, as well present as to come, who shall see 
this present writing, William Stewart, prebendary of Kyllem, and canon of the 
church of Glasgow, and rector of the parish chnrdi of Glasf arde, in the diocese of 



1480-90.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 79 

de Glasforde Glafiguensis diooeedfl, salntem in eo qui est omnium vera 
salua Nouerit vniuersitaB vestra \ut $upra No. XXXV., usque ad]. In 
quorum omnium et singulorum fidem et testimonium premissorum huic 
fundacioni, que cum dictis priore et firatribus remanebit, sigillum conmiune 
dicte ciuitatis GlasguensiB per me cum instancia procuratum et sigillum 
meum proprium presentibus sunt appensa. Apud Glasgw, die sexto 
mensis Julij anno Dominj millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo septimo, 
coram hiis testibus, Roberto Hall de Fowlbar, Willelmo Schaw, Henrico 
Burrell, Archibaldo Herbertson, et Thoma Hodgis burgerudbus et ciuibus 
dicte ciuitatis Glasguensis ao domino Johanne Bankyn capellano, cum 
multis aliis etc. 

Glasgow, greeting in him who is the true salvation of all men. Wit ye all of you 
[as abavsj No. xxxv.]. In fatth and witness of all and sundry these premises, 
to this foundation which shaU remain with the said prior and friars, the common 
seal of the said city of Glasgow, procured by me at my request, and my own seal, 
are appended to these presents ; at Glasgow, the ^th day of the month of July, 
the year of God one thousand four hundred and eighty-seven, before these witnesses, 
Robert Hall of Powlbar, William Schaw, Henry Burrell, Archibald Herbertson, and 
Thomas Hodgis, burgesses and citizens of the said city of Glasgow, and Sir John 
Bankyn, chaplain, with many others. 



XXXVIL 

Gharteb by King James lY. confirming the liberties and privileges 
granted to the Bishop of Glasgow. Edinburgh^ 4 January 1489-90. 

Jacobus Dei gratia Bex Scotorum, omnibus profais hominibus totius 
terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Agere credimur non indigne cum 
curam solicitam adhibemus vt regni nostri subditi, et presertim prelati et 

James, by the gnce of God King of Scots, to aD good men of his whole 
land, clerics and laics, greeting. We are believed to act not unworthily when we 
bestow anxious care that the subjects of our kingdom, and especially prelates and 



80 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS. [1489-90. 

ecclesiastice peraone, circa divinum vacent offidum, et omnipotenti Deo 
summo et optimo quotidie famulentiir, nostrisque temporibuB pacis tran- 
qaillitate congaudeant, et per regalem potentiam a noxis tueantur, circaque 
rem divinam ferventius animentur, cum nostro favore regio, honoribus, 
pre-eminentiis, dignitatibus et privilegiis multiplicibus attollmitiir : Et 
nos nmio, cum avisamento nostri consilii, certificati existentes quod non- 
nuIU nostri predecessores et progenitores nobiliasimi, retroactis temporibuB, 
libere donarunt, concesserunt, infeodaruut et mortificaverunt ecdesie et 
Bedi Glasguensi ac episcopis et prelatis ejuBdem diversaB terras, redditns, 
ecclesias, decimas, piscationes et possesBiones, cum diverBis libertatibus et 
privilegiis, tarn super feodis et forisfacturis quam regalitatibus et aliis 
libertatibus, quorum donationes et infeodationes optamus et volumus potius 
renovare et augmentare, quam eis contradicere aut super eisdem disputare : 
Quapropter, ac pro singulari devotione quam gerimus erga sanctam et 
individuam Trinitatem gloriosamque Yirginem Mariam et beatum confes- 
sorem Sanctum Kentigemum patronum dicte ecclesie Glasguensis, in qua 
canonicus existimus, ac pro specialibus favore et dilectione quos habemus 
erga reverendum in Christo patrem nostrumque consiliarium dilectum 
Robertum modernum episcopum et prelatum dicte ecclesie suumque 
insigne capitulum, quod inter nostri regni collegia secularia primum sibi 

ecclesiastical persons, may have leisure for their divine office, and dally serve 
Almighty (Jod, the highest and the best of beings, and enjoy peaceful quiet in our 
times, and be by royal power defended from them that would do them hurt, stirred 
up to greater zeal in the service of God, when by our royal favor they are raised 
to honors, pre-eminencies, dignitieB, and privileges manifold. And now we, with 
advice of our council, having been surely informed that several of our predecessors 
and most noble progenitors, in times by gone, have freely gifted, granted, infeft, 
and mortified to the church and see of Glasgow, and to the bishops and prelates of 
the same, divers lands, rents, churches, teinds, fishings, and possessions, with sundry 
freedoms and privileges, as well of fees and forfeiture as of royalties and other free- 
doms : whose gifts and infeftments we wish, and desire rather to renew and increase 
than to controvert or raise plea anent them. Wherefor, and for the singular devo- 
tion which we bear towards the holy and undivided Trinity, and the glorious Virgin 
Mary, cmd the blessed confessor Saint Eentigem, patron of the said church of Glas- 
gow, wherein we are a canon ; and for the spedal favor and love which we bear 
towards the reverend father in Christ, and our well beloved counsellor, Robert now 
bishop and prelate of the said church, and his renowned chapter, which holds the 



1480-90.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 81 

locum vendicat, ao pro fideli et gratuito servitio nobis per antedictum 
reverendum patrem multipliciter impeneo, approbavimus, ratificavimus, 
admortizavimus et confirmaviimis, et hac present! carta nostra appro- 
bamus, ratificamus, et pro nobis et successoribus nostris admortizamus, et 
ad manum mortuam pro perpetuo confirmamos omnes et singulas dona- 
tiones, concessiones, fiindationes et infeodationes per quoscumqne prede- 
cessores aat progenitores nostros inclitissimos, sive alios dominos aut 
barones vel qnascainqne alias personas spirituales aut temporales, SLnte 
confectionem presentis carte nostre factas predicte ecclesie et sedi Glas* 
guensi ao episcopis et prelatis ejusdem, de quibuscumqne terris, annuis 
redditibus, ecclesiis, decimis, piscationibus et possessionibus, cum feodis, 
forisfacturis, regalitatibus, immunitatibus ac omnibus aliis libertatibus, pri- 
vilegiis et commoditatibus quibuscumqne, tam infira burgos et villas quam 
extra eosdem, in omnibus et singulis punctis et articulis, conditionibus 
et modis ac circnmstanciis quibuscumqne contentis et specificatis in cartis 
et evidentiis desuper confectis per ipsum reverendnm in Christo patrem 
suosque successores episcopos Glasguenses; tenendas, possidendas et ha- 
BENDAS de nobis et successoribus nostris in puram et perpetuam elemo- 
sinam, adeo libere et quiete, in omnibus et per omnia, sicut dicte carte et 
evidentie in se proportant et testantur. Ac etiam, pro causis suprascriptisi . 

chief place among the secular colleges of our kingdom, and for the faithful and: 
thankful service done to us in many ways by the foresaid reverend father, we 
have approved, ratified^ mortified, and confirmed, and by this our present charter 
approve, ratify, and for us and our successors mortify and in mortmain for ever con- 
firm, all and sundry the gifts, grants, foundations and infeftments made to the fore- 
said church and see of Glasgow, and to the bishops and prelates of the same, by 
whomsoever our predecessors or most renowned ancestors, or others lords or barons, 
or whatsoever other persons, spiritual or temporal, before the making of our present 
charter, of whatsoever lands, annual rents, churches, teinds, fishings, and possessions, 
with fees, forfeitures, regalities, immunities, and all other liberties, privileges, and 
commodities whatsoever, as well within burghs and towns as outwith the same, in 
all and sundry points and artides, conditions and modes and circumstances what- 
ever, contained and specified in the charters and evidents made thereupon, to be- 
HELD possessed and had by the said reverend father in Christ and his successors, 
bishops of Glasgow, of us and our successors, in pure and perpetual alms, as 
freely and quietly, in all and by all, as the said charters and evidents in themselves 
purport and witness. And likewise, for the causes above wdtten, we have given, 
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82 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1489-90. 

dedimus, concossimus, et de novo infeodavimus, ac tenore presentis carte 
nostro damus, concedimus et infeodamus predictam eccIeBiam et sedem 
Glaaguensem, ao dictum reverendum patrera Robertum episcopum Glas- 
gaensem, et successores sues episcopos ejusdein, cum feodia et forisfacturis 
tenentium quarumcumque terrarum, reddituum et possessionum, tarn in&a 
burgos et villas quam extra eosdem, dicte ecclesie et sedi Glasguentd 
spectantium seu quovismodo spectare valentium, adeo libere, in omnibus 
et per omnia, sicut ecclesia beatorum apostolorum Petri et Pauli in urbe 
Romana, seu aliqua alia ecclesia tam infra regnum nostrum quam extra 
idem, de feodis et forisfacturis infeodatur aut infeodari poterit in futurum: 
sic quod, quando aliquis dictorum tenentium pro eorum dementis et crimi- 
nibus forisfactus fuerit, licitum erit dicto reverendo patri et suis successori- 
bus appropriare et incorporare suis propriis vsibus et ecclesie Glasguensi 
terras, redditus et possessiones hujusmodi tenentis seu tenentium pro 
future perpetuo, aut easdem aliis tenentibus conferre et donare, si eidem 
reverendo patri et suis successoribus magis expedire videbitur. Quibus 
reverendo patri et suis successoribus, vt super eisdem terris, redditibus et 
possessionibus ad suarum libita voluntatimi aliquo mode, ut premittitur, 
disponere valeant, plenariam potestatem et libertatem tenore presentis 
carte nostre concedimus et elargimur. Et similiter, quia nobis et dicto 

granted, and of new infeft, and by the tenor of our present charter give, grant, 
and infeft the aforesmd church and see of Glasgow, and the said reverend father 
Robert bishop of Glasgow, and his successors, bishops of the same, with the fees 
and forfeitures of the tenants of whatever lands, rents, and possessions, as well 
within burghs and towns as without the same, belonging to the said church and see 
of Glasgow, or that can belong to it in any manner of way, as freely in all and by 
aU as the church of the blessed apostles Peter and Paul in the city of Rome, or any 
other church, as well within our kingdom as outwith the same, is seized in fees and 
forfeitures, or can be seized in time to come : so that when any one of the said 
tenants shall have been forfeited for his misdeeds and crimes, it shall be lawful for the 
said reverend father, and his successors, to appropriate and incorporate to their own 
uses, and to the church of Ghisgow, the lands rents and possessions of such tenant 
or tenants for the time to come for ever, or to bestow and gift the same to other 
tenants, as shall seem most expedient to the same most reverend father and his 
suecessors. To the which reverend father and his successors, by the tenor of our 
present charter, we grant and bestow full power and freedom to dispone upon the 
same lands rents and possessions at their will and pleasure, m any manner as afore- 



1189-90.] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 6S 

nostro oonBilio intelligere datum est quod baronie de Ancrum, Lillisleaf 
. et Askirk in libera regalitate ex antiquo tenebantur ; nos igitur, et pro 
causis predictiB, concessimus et hac present! carta nostra concedimus pre* 
£ito reverendo patri^ et suis successoribus episcopis Glasguensibus, quod 
qnando aliquis sen aliqui suorum tenentium dictarum trium baroniarum, 
aut baroniarum de Stobo et Edilstoun, pro suis dementis et criminibus 
convicti et justificati fuerint in nostris itineribus justiciarie, curiis gardian- 
orum sen alias quoyismodo, predictus reverendus pater et sui successores 
habebunt et gaudebunt eorum eschaetis, denariis et proficuis suorum 
bonorum, quas et que nos aut nostri justiciarii, gardiani seu aliqui alii nostri 
officiarii de aliquo seu aliquibus diotorum tenentium, in similibus casibus, 
exigere aut habere poterimus seu poterint in futurum. Ac insuper, si in 
eivitate Glasguensi liberum non habetur tronum, dedimus et concessimus 
pro causis superius ezpressatis, et tenore presentis carte nostre damns et 
concedimus dicto reverendo patri, et suis successoribus episcopis Olasguen- 
sibus, liberam facultatem et plenariam potestatem ac libertatem quod fieri 
fikciant, habeant, teneant et possideant liberum tronum in dicta eivitate 
pro perpetuo, ac constituant et ordinent custumarium, tronatorem et cleri- 
cum cokkete in eadem, vt omnes mercande et bona, civibus et tenentibus 
dvitatis et baronie de Glasgupertinentia, ibidem tronentur ponderentur et 

said. And in like manner, because we and our council are given to understand that the 
baronies of Ancrum, LiUiesleaf, and Askirk were held from of old in free regality, 
we, therfore, and for the causes aforesaid have granted, and by this our present 
charter grant to the foresaid reverend father, and his suooessors bishops of Glas- 
gow, that when any one or several of their tenants of the said three baronies, or 
of the baronies of Stobo and Edilston, shall for their misdeeds and crimes, have 
been convicted and executed in our justice-ayres, wardens' courts, or otherwise 
in any way whatever, the foresaid reverend father and his successors shall have 
and enjoy their escheats pennies and profits of their goods, which we or our 
justidars, wardens or any others our officers can exact or have for the time to 
oome from any one or more of the said tenants in like cases. And further, if in 
the dty of Glasgow there be not had a free tron, we have given and granted, for 
the causes above exprest, and by the tenor of our present charter give and grant to 
the said reverend father, and his successors bishops of Glasgow, free faculty and 
full power and liberty to cause to be made, and to have hold and possess a free 
tron in the said dty for ever ; and to appoint and ordain a troner of the customs, and 
clerk of the cocket in the same, that all merchandise and goods that pertain to the 



g4 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [U89-00. 

custumentur; et dictus reuerendus pater et std euccessores habeant, gande* 
ant et poBsideant Buis propriis vsibus et proficuia cufitumas dictamm 
mercanciarum et bonorum, per suos cuBtumariuin et £sictoreB levandas et 
percipiendaB ; et super hujuBmodi mercanciis et boniB que ponderate et 
custumate faerint cokketas dari faciant, et exinde dicti civeB et tenentes 
liberi erunt de omnibus aUis custumis de dictis suis bonis in omnibus aliis 
villis, portubus et locis infra regnum nostrum exigendis aut solvendis, 
ostendendo dictas cokketas quas recipi et admitti volumus et mandamus in 
perpetuum. ConcesBimusque, et hac presenti carta nostra concedimus, 
eidem reverendo patri et suis successoribus episcopis Glasguensibus ut 
habeant, teneant et possideant, pro perpetuo, predictam civitatem Glasgu- 
ensem cum omnibus aliis libertatibus, privilegiis, juribus et commoditatibus 
ad eandem spectantibuB, seu spectare valentibus, et cum omnibus et simili- 
bus privilegiis et juribus cuicumque commimitati sive burgo cujuscumque 
episcopatus vel cuicumque episcopo infra nostrum regnum datis et con- 
cessis. Neonon volumus et concessimus, et tenore presentis carte nostre 
concedimus prefato reverendo patri, et suis successoribus episcopis Glas- 
guensibus, ut sint liberi in perpetuum de solutione alicujus custume 
quorumcumque bonorum et marcanciarum, videlicet, lane, pellium, coriorum, 
panni,' piscium et aliorum, tam non nominatorum quam nominatorum, cus- 
tumam debentium, que et quas dictus reverendus pater et sui successores 

dtizens and tenants of the city and barony of Glasgow may be there troned, weighed 
and customed ; and that the said reverend father and his successors may have, enjoy 
and possess, to his and their own use and profit, the customs of the said merchan- 
dise and goods, to be uplifted and taken by their customers and factors ; and on 
such merchandise and goods as shall have been weighed and customed, they shaU 
cause to be given cockets ; and thence forward the said citizens and tenants shall 
be free of exaction or payment of all other customs on their said goods in all other 
towns, ports and places within our kingdom, on their showing the said cockets, 
which we will and command to be received and admitted for ever. And we have 
granted, and by this our present charter grant to the same reverend father and 
his successors, bishops of Glasgow, to have hold and possess for ever the fore- 
said dty of Glasgow, with all other hberties, privileges, rights and commodities 
belonging or that can belong to the same, and with all and the like privileges and 
rights given and granted to any conmiuniiy or burgh of any bishopric, or to any 
bishop within our kingdom. Likewise we will and have granted, and by the tenor of 
our present charter grant, to the fdresaid reverend father and his successors, bishops 



1489-90] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GIuASGOW. 85 

ad aliquas partes extra marinas destinaverit sen destinaYeriiit, ant des- 
tinare dnxerit sen dnxerint, snper ipsins ant eomm propriis aventnris, pro 
emptione victnalium, vini, cere, speciemm sen aliamm remm sibi neces' 
sariamm, ant pro solntione debitorum dicti renerendi patris vel snomm 
Buccessomm, sen pro aliqnibns aliis cansis necessariis et opportnnis, sine 
quovis obstaculo ant impedimento faciendis in futnmm: Tenbndas et 
UABENDAS omnes et singulas terras, annnos redditns, ecclesias, decimas, pis- 
cationes et possessiones qnascnmqne, cnm feodis, forisfactnris, regalitatibns 
et omnibns aliis libertatibns, privilegiis et commoditatibns qnibnscumqne, 
tarn infra bargos et villas qnam extra eosdem, prins datas et mortificatas 
predicte ecclesie et sedi Glasgnensi, ao episcopis et prelatis ejnsdem, et 
nunc per nos approbatas, admortizatas et confirmatas, necnon Ubertates et 
privilegia per nos de novo data et concessa, et in hac presenti carta nostra 
specificata, de et snper feodis et forisfactnris, eschaetis, tronis et cnstnmis 
predictis ac aliis commoditatibns et libertatibns, prpnt snperins est ex- 
pressnm, predicte ecclesie et sedi Glasgnensi, et dicto reverendo patri 
Boberto modemo episcopo ejnsdem, et snis snccessoribns episcopis 61as- 
gnensibns, de nobis et snccessoribns nostris in puram et perpetnam ele- 
mosinam ac ad mannm mortnam in perpetnnm, adeo libere et qniete, in 

of Glasgow, to be free for ever of paying any castom on goods and merchandise, to 
wit, wool, skins, hides, cloth, bread, fish, and other things, as well not named as 
named, fh)m which custom is due, which the said reverend father and his succes- 
sors shall have sent to any parts beyond sea, or shall mean to send^ on his or their 
proper ventures, for the baying of victuals, wine, wax, spiceries, or any other things 
needful to them, or for the payment of the debts of the said reverend father or his 
successors, or for any other needful and proper causes whatsoever, without any let 
or hindrance to be made in time to come. To have and to hold aU and sundry 
the lands, annual rents, churches, teinds, fishings, and possessions whatsoever, with 
fees, forfeitures, regalities, and ail other liberties, privileges and commodities what- 
ever, as well within buighs and towns as without the same, formeriy given and 
mortified to the foresaid church and see of Glasgow, and to the bishops and prelates 
thereof, and now by us approved mortified and confirmed ; as also the liberties and 
privileges by us of new given and granted, and in this our present charter spedfied, 
of and upon the fees and forfeitures, escheats, trons, and customs foresaid, and 
other commodities and liberties as is above set forth, to the foresaid church and see 
of Glasgow, and to the said reverend father Robert, now bishop of the same, and 
his successors bishops of Glasgow, of us and our successors, in pure and perpetual 



86 CHARTERS AOT) DOCUMENTS [1489-90 

omnibus et per omnia, sicut carte et ' evidentie prius inde confecte et 
presens carta nostra nove confirmationis, donationis, infeodationis et 
admortizationis, vt premittitur, in se plenius proportant et testantor, 
et ita libere sicnt aliqua elemosina cuicumque episcopo vel prelato, 
ant ecclesie sen sedi episcopali, infra regnum nostrom sen extra idem, 
dator, conceditnr, infeodatnr, confirmatur, admortizatnr sen possidetur, aiit 
dari, concedi, infeodari, confirmari, admortizari sen possideri poterit qua* 
litercumque in futurunif sine aliqua revocatione aut oontradictione nos- 
tri aut Buccessorum nostrorum quorumcumque quouismodo super pre- 
missis facienda. Que omnia et singula premissa, in singulis suis punctis, 
membris, articulis, circumstanciis, dependentiis et annexis, modo, ut premit- 
titur, confirmando donamus et donando confirmamus. Reddendo inde, pro 
perpetuo, dictus reuerendus pater et sui successores episcopi Glasguenses, 
pro nobis ao predecessoribus et successoribus nostris, orationum suffiragia 
devotarum tantum. In gujus bei testimonium presenti carte nostre mag- 
num sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus. Testibus, reverendis in Christo 
patribus Georgio episcopo Dunkeldensi, Willelmo episcopo Abirdonensi; 
dilectis consanguineis nostris, Colino comite de Ergile domino de Campbell 
et Lorn cancellario nostro, Patricio comite de Boithuile domino Halis 
magistro hospitii nostri, Willelmo comite de Erroll domino Hay constabu- 

alms and m mortmain for ever, as freely and quietly, in all and by all, as the char-- 
ters and evidents thereupon made, and our present charter of new confirmation, 
gifting, infefting, and mortification, as before said, in themselves most fully purport 
and witness ; and as freely as any ahns to any bishop, or prelate, or church, or 
bishop's see, within our kingdom or outwith the same, is given, granted, infeft, 
confirmed, mortified or possessed, or can be given, granted, infeft, confirmed, 
mortified or possessed in any manner of way in time to come, without any revo- 
cation or challenge of us or our successors whomsoever upon the premises, in any 
manner of way. All and sundry which premises, in their several points, members, 
articles, circumstances, dependencies and annexes, in manner as aforesaid, con- 
firming we gift, and gifting confirm. Rendering therefor for ever the said reverend 
father, and his successors bishops of Glasgow, only the offering of devout prayers 
for us and our predecessors and successors. In witness whereof we have com- 
manded our great seal to be affixed to our present charter. Witnesses, the most 
reverend fathers in Christ, Qeorge bishop of Dunkeld^ William bishop of Aber- 
deen ; our well beloved cousins, Colin earl of Ergile lord of Campbell and Lorn 
our chancellor, Patrick eari of Boithvile lord Kalis master of our household. 



1490.] RELATING TO THE Cmr OF GLASGOW. g7 

lario regni nostri, Johanne domino Glammys, Johanne domino Drommond 
jnaticiariis nostris, Alexandro Hume de eodem magno camerario nostro, 
Andrea domino Gray, Lanrentio domino Oliphant, Willelmo domino Saneii 
Johannis thesanrario nostro, venerabili in Christo patri Johanne priore 
monasterii nostri Sancti Andree nostri secreti sigilU cnstode ; et dilectis 
clericis nostris magistris Alexandro Inglis archidiacano Sancti Andree, 
Bicardo Murehed decano Glasguensi rotulorum nostrorum et registri ac 
concilii clerico, et Arcliibaldo Qohitelaw subdecano Glasguensi secretario 
nostro. Apud Edinburgh, quarto die mensis Januarij anno Domini millesimo 
quadringentesimo octogesimo nono, et regni nostri secundo. 

WQliam eail of Errol lord Hay constable of onr kingdom, John lord Olasmiya, 
John lord Dnunmond, our justiciars ; Alexander Hume of that ilk our great cham- 
berhun, Andrew lord Gray, Laurence lord Oliphant, William lord St John our 
treasurer ; the venerable father in Christ, John prior of our monastery of St An- 
drews keeper of our privy seal ; and our well beloved clerks, Masters Alexander 
Liglis archdeacon of St Andrews, Richard Murehed dean of Glasgow, clerk of our 
rolls, renter and coundl, and Archibald Quhitelaw sub-dean of Glasgow our 
secretary. At Edinburgh, the fourth day of January, in the year of our Lord one 
thousand four hundred and eighty nine, and of our reign the second. 



xxxvra. 

Abstract of Precept by King James IV., commanding the 
observance of a Decree by King James III. and his Council, 
decerning all ships, strangers, and others, to go to free bmrghs 
and there make their merchandise. Precept dated Edinbm*gh, 
20 October 1490. 

AnE precept and Warrand be King James IV., and under his 
seall and subecriptione manually narrating a decreit given be his said 
Majestie's umquhile father, -with consent of his councill, and ratified be 
him under his whyt wax, decerning and ordaining that theirafter all 
maner of ships, strangers and others should come to frie burghs such as 



88 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1491-2. 

Dumbarton, Glasgow, Aire, Irving, Wigtoun, Kirkcudbrugh, Renfrew, and 
others sick burrowes, and there make merchandize ; and that strangers 
buy noe fish bot salt and barralled, and that only at frie burrowes, and 
pay their dewties and take cockets. And that non of the leidges take 
ships to fraught under coUour to fraud the king and his hedges, under 
the paine of tinsall of lyfe and goods. And that noe strangers doe the 
same under the paine of oonfiscatioime of thair ships and goods to the 
king's use, as at more lenth is contained in the decreet. And by the 
precept his Majestic commands the observance of this decreit, and chairges 
the admirall and deputs to make diligent inquisitioune after the breakers. 
The said precept is daited at Edinburgh, the 20th day of October 1490 
yeirs. 



XXXIX. 

Abstract of Letter by King James IV. to the Provost and Bailies 
of Glasgow^ authorising them to use their freedoms as they had 
previously done. Edinburgh^ 17 January 1491-2. 

A LETTER be James, King of Scots the [Fourth] to the proveist and 
baillies of the city of Glasgow, louseing his former recognitione and 
granting them license to use and occupy their friedome as they did of 
befor. Dated at Edinburgh the seventeenth day of January and fourth 
yeir of his regne, and hes a Uttle reid seall affixt. 



1494.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 



XL. 

Instrument setting forth the rights of the Chancellor of the Metro- 
politan Church of Glasgow to the patronage of the Grammar 
School of the City, and the care and goyemment of the school 
and the master thereof. Glasgow, 13 September 1494. 



I 



N Dei nomine, Amen : Per hoc presens pnblicmn instrmnentmn cmictis 
pateat evidenter et sit notmn quod anno ab incamatione Domini m®. cccc®. 
kxxxiiij^ die xiij^ mensis Septembris, Indictione xiij^ pontificatus 
sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini nostri Domini Alexandri divina pro- 
videntia pape sexti anno iij**, in nostrum notariorum et testium infra- 
scriptorum presentia reverendissimus in Christo pater ac dominus Robertus 
Dei et Apostolice sedis gratia Archiepiscopus Glasguensis pro tribunali se- 
dens in ecclesia sua metropolitana Glasguensi loco capitulari ejusdem hora 
capituli consueta ante meridiem super querela sibi exposita per venerabilem 
et circumspectum virum Magistrum Martinum Wan cancellarium dicte eo- 
clesie Glasguensis contra et adversum discretum virum Magistrum Dauid 
Dwne, presbiterum dicte dioceseos Glasguensis infra ciuitatem Glasguen- 
sem moram trahentem, videlicet : Quod non obstante quod ipse Magister 

In the name of Grod, amen. By this present public instrument be it manifestly 
apparent to all, and be it known that in the year one thousand four hundred and 
ninety-four from the incarnation of the Lord, on the thirteenth day of the month of 
September, in the thirteenth indiction, and third year of the pontificate of the most 
holy father in Christ, and our lord, the lord Alexander the sixth, by divine provi- 
dence Pope, in presence of us notaries and the witnesses after written, the most 
reverend father in Christ and lord, Robert by the grace of God and the favour of 
the apostolic see. Archbishop of Glasgow, sitting in judgment in his metropolitan 
church of Glasgow, in the chapter-house of the same, at the usual hour of the 
chapter before noon; on the complaint made by the venerable and circumspect 
man. Master Martin Wan, then chancellor of the said church of Glasgow, against 
a discreet man, Master David Dwne, presbyter of the said diocese of Glasgow, 
residing within the dfy of Glasgow, that is to say, that notwithstanding that the 
I M 



90 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1494 

Martinns cancellarius prenominatus, et Bui predeceBSores cancelarii prefate 
ccclesie Glasguensis pro tempore existentes, juxta statiita et consuetu- 
dinem memorate ecclesie Glasguensis, ac privilegia decani et capituli 
ejusdem autoritate apostolica confirmata, sunt et fderunt inconcusse et 
vltra memoriam hominum in pacifica possessione instituendi et destituendi, 
magistrum Scole Grammaticalis civitatis Glasguensis, curamque et regi- 
men dicte scole ac magisterium ejusdem habendi; sicque quod absque 
licentia illius Magistri Martini cancellarii prenominative cancellarii dicte 
ecclesie pro tempore existentis nulli liceat scolam grammaticalem tenere, 
scolaresque in grammatica aut juvenes in puerilibus, per se, clam aut 
palam, infira predictam civitatem seu Vniversitatem instruere et docere. 
NihilominuB tamen ipse Magister Dauid actualiter se posiiit ad docendum 
et instruendum scolares in grammatica, et juvenes in puerilibus, infra die- 
tam civitatem et Universitatem Glasguensem, per se ac separatim, palam 
et m^tnifeste, absque ipsius Magistri Martini cancellarii licentia quaciunque; 
imo ipso spreto et invito ad hoc publico anelabat. Visis igitur et con- 
sideratis alliagationibus et rationibus vtriusque partis, statutis ac privi- 
legiis dictorum decani et capituli ac consuetudine hactenus observata 

said Master Martin, chancellor beforenamed, and his predecessors the chancellors 
of the foresaid church of Glasgow for the time being, according to the statntes 
and usage of the said church of Glasgow, and privileges of the dean and chapter 
of the same, confirmed by apostolic authority, are and have been, without interrup- 
tion, and beyond the memory of man, in peaceable possession of the appointing 
and remoring of the master of the Grammar School of the city of Glasgow ; and 
of having the oversight and government of the said school, and full authority 
over the same ; and that so, that to no one is it lawful, without permission of the 
said Master Martin, chancellor aforesaid, or the chanceUor of the said church 
for the time being, to keep a grammar school, and instruct and teach scholars in 
grammar, or youths in the elements of knowledge, of himself, secretly or openly, 
within the foresaid city or university ; Nevertheless the said Master David has 
in fact set himself to the teaching and instructing of scholars in grammar, and 
youths in the elements of learning, within the said city and university of Glasgow, 
of himself and independently, openly and publicly, without any license from the said 
master Martin, chancellor, nay, in his despite, and against his will, was publicly 
engaged in it. Having seen therefore and considered the allegations and reasons 
of both parties, the statutes and privileges of the said dean and chapter, and usage 
hitherto observed, the depositions of witnesses thereupon produced, being under- 



1494.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 91 

testium depositionibus desuper productis intellectis et ad plenum des- 
cuflsis, de consilio Bui capituli ac Rectoris dicte Vniversitatis et cleri- 
coram ejusdem, judicialiter et aententialiter, Robertue Archiepiscopus 
Glasguenflis decrevit dictum Magistrum Dauid Dwn non debere Bcolam 
grammaticalem tenere, seu scolaree in grammatica, aut juvenes in puerili- 
bus, infra predictam civitatem aut Vniversitatem Glasguensem docere et 
instruere, per se separatim et palam qualitercumque, absque dicti Magifitri 
Martini cancellarii GlasguenEds seu cancellarii pro tempore existentis 
licentia Bpeciali petita et obtenta ; et sibi Magistro Dauid Dwn in premis- 
Bis silentium in perpetuum judicialiter imposuit. Super quibus omnibus 
et singulis premissis prefatus Magister Martinus cancellarius a nobis 
notariis publicis subscriptis sibi fieri petiit instrumentum et instrumenta 
publicum et publica. Acta erant hec in loco capitulari dicte eccIeBie 
Glasguensis bora capituli consueta sub anno die mense indictione et pon- 
tificatu prescriptis: presentibus ibidem venerabilibus et egregiis viris 
Magistro Dauid Cunynghame preposito ecclcBie collegiate de Hamilton 
et Rectore Alme Vniversitatis Glasguensis, Archibaldo Layng et Georgio 
Akynheid notariis publicis, Magistro Roberto Forster et Thoma Hislahop 
artium magistris, cum diversis aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis speciali- 
ter et rogatis. 

stood and fully discussed, with advice of his chapter, and of the rector of the said 
UDiversity and clerks thereof, Robert, Archbishop of Glasgow, judicially decided 
and gave for sentence, that the said Master David Dwn ought not to keep a 
grammar school, or teach and instmct scholars in grammar, or youths in boyish 
studies, of himself, Independently and publicly, in any manner of way, within 
the foresaid city or university of Glasgow, without the special license asked and 
obtained of the said master Martin, chancellor of Glasgow, or the chancellor for 
the time being : and judicially put the said Master David Dwn to silence in the 
premises for ever. Upon which all and sundry the premises, the said master Martin, 
chancellor, asked a public instrument or public instruments to be made to him by 
us notaries public subscribing. These things were done in the chapter house of 
the said church of Glasgow, at the accustomed hour of the chapter, in the year, day 
month, indiction and pontificate before written, there being present the venerable 
and honourable men, master David Cunynghame, provost of the Collegiate Church 
of Ilamilton, and rector of the University of Glasgow, Archibald Layng and George 
AkyAheid notaries public, master Robert Forster and Thomas Hislahop, masters of 
arts, with divers others, witnesses to the premises specially asked and required. 



92 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1601. 

Et ego Johannes de Thornton GlaBguensis dioceseosprefibiterpub- 
licuB anctoritatibuB Imperiali et Regali notarius [etc.] 

Et ego Archibaldus Layng artiiun magister clericns sancte Andree 
dioceseos et publicus auctoritate Apostolica notarius [etc.] 

And I, John of Thornton, presbyter of the diocese of Glasgow, 
notary public by imperial and royal authority, etc. 

And I, Archibald Layng, master of arts, derk of the diocese of 
St Andrews, and notary public by apostolic authority, etc 



XLL 

Donation by Martin Wan, chancellor of the Metropolitan Church of 
Glasgow, of several annual-rents, for the maintenance of one 
poor person in St Nicholas' Hospital. Glasgow, 1 June 1501. 

UnIYERSIS [Sancte matris] ecclesie [filiis has literas insp]ecturi8 
Martinus Wan, cancellarius ecclesie metropolitane Glasguensis salutem 
in eo qui est omnium vera salus. Nouerit vniuersitas vestra quod ex 
[intuitu] caritatis intrinsece z[eloque . • accensus in] laudem gloriam 
et honorem Dei omnipotentis sanctissimeque Dei genitricis Yirginis Marie, 
Sancti Nicolai confessoris, ac omnium sanctorum supemorum ciuium, 
neo non pro salute anime mee animarumque omnium fidelium deiuno- 
torum . . mode constituo et in puram elimosinam done vni pauperi 



10 all the sons of Holy Mother Church that shall see these letters, Martin Wan 
chancellor of the metropolitan church of Glasgow, greeting in him who is the true 
salvation of all men. Know all of you, that I animated by unfeigned charity and 
zeal • . to the praise, glory, and honor of Ood Almighty, and the most holy 
mother of God, the virgin Mary, saint Nicholas the confessor and all the saints of 
the celestial court, and for the salvation of my soul and the souls of all the faithful 
dead . . constitute, and give in pure ahnsgift for ever to one poor person 



1601.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 98 

degenti in ElemoBinario eiue Hospitali Sancti Nicolai in ciuitate Glas- 
giiensi fiituato imperpetuum onmes et Bingolas terras domns et annnos 
redditns [infrascriptos] : Imprimis viginti solidos de tenemento Johannis 
Darroch iacente in magno vico ciuitatis Glasguensis extendente ab ecclesia 
metropolitana eiusdem usque ad crucem fori ex parte oriental! einsdem 
vici inter tenementnm Patridi Greneleif ex parte boreali et tenementmn 
Johannis Connynghame ex parte anstrali; item duos solidos et duos 
denarioB annui redditus de tenemento Boberti Browniswald iacente inter 
tenementa Johannis Akinhed ex parte austral! et Mariote Browniswald 
ex parte boreal!; item quatuor solidos et sex denarios de tenemento 
diet! Johannis Akinhed iacente inter tenementa prefieiti Boberti Brownis* 
wald ex parte boriali et Magistri Andree Stewart archidiaconi Candida 
Case ex parte austral! ; item quinque solidos annui redditus de tenemento 
Thome Wadd iacente inter tenementa Willelm! Dwn ex parte boriali 
et Andree Boss ex parte austral!; item quinque solidos annui redditus 
de tenemento Magistri Willelm! Stewart iacente inter tenementa Boberti 
Hugonis ex parte austral! et Johannis Brady ex parte boreali; item 
quinque solidos annui redditus de tenemento dicti Boberti Hugonis 
iacente inter tenementa Willelm! Dwn ex parte austral! et pre&ti 

' living in the Almshouse or Hospital of Saint Nicholas situated in the city of Glas- 
gow, all and sundry the lands, houses, and annnal rents underwritten : In the first 
place, twenty shillings farth of the tenement of John Darroch, lying in the High 
Street of the city of Glasgow, leading from the metropolitan kirk thereof to the 
market cross on the north side thereof, between the tenement of Patrick Greneleif 
on the north side and the tenement of John Cunnynhame on the south side : Item, 
two shillings and two pence of yearly rent from the tenement of Rohert Brownis- 
wald lying between the tenements of John Akinhed on the south and Marion 
Browniswald on the north side: Item, four shillings and six pence from the 
tenement of the said John Akinhed, lying between the tenements of the fore- 
said Robert Browniswald on the north side and of Master Andrew Stewart 
archdeacon of Whithorn on the south side t Item, five shillings of annual rent from 
the tenement of Thomas Wadd, lying between the tenements of William Dwn on 
the north side and Andrew Rosa on the south side : Item, five shillings of annual 
rent from the tenement of Master WiUiam Stewart lying between the tenements of 
Robert Hughson on the south side and of John Brady on the north side : Item, five 
shilllngB of annual rent from the tenement of the said Robert Hughson, lying be- 
tween tho tenements of William Dwn on the south side and of the foresaid Master 



94 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1501. 

Magistri WiDelmi Stewart ex parte boriaU; item tresdecim solidos et 
quatuor denarios annui redditua de tenemento dicti Willelmi Dwn 
iacente inter tenementa prefati Roberti Hugonis ex parte boreali et 
Jacobi Clerk ex parte australi ; item octo Bolidos annui redditns de tene- 
mento olim domini Johannis Gluvar et nunc Johannis Hanultoun iacente 
inter tenementa pre&ti Jacobi Clerk ex parte boreali et Thome Hugonis 
ex parte australi ; item yigiuti septem solidos annui redditus de sex acris 
terrarum campestrium quondam domini deMurehous iacentibus prope ciui- 
tatem Glasguensem super lie Dowbill inter terras Johannis Blichman ex 
parte orientali et Johannis Leich ex parte occidentali; item quindecem 
solidos de tenementis siue terris Mauridi Quhite et Andree Robinson iacente 
in vico de lie Drygate ex parte australi eiusdem inter terras quondam 
Willelmi Cragane alias Watson ex parte orientali et terras siue tene- 
mentum Johannis Masone ex parte occidentali; item viginti solidos 
annui redditus de tenemento Roberti Gluvar et de tribus rigis terre sue 
cum pertinentis iacentibus in Longa Crofta eidem tenemento annexis 
inter terras Johannis Bothoch ex orientali et Johannis Stewart ex occi- 
dentali partibus ; item septem solidos et octo denarios aanui redditus de 
quatuor rigis terre Roberti Gluvar iacentibus in Longa Crofta inter terras 

William Stewart on the north side : Item, thirteen shillings and four pence of 
annual rent from the tenement of the said William Dwn, lying between the tene- 
ments of the foresaid Robert Hoghson on the north side and of James Clerk on the 
south side : Item, eight shillings of annual rent from the tenement of the late Sir 
John Oluvar, and now John Hamilton's, lying between the tenements of the fore- 
said James Clerk on the north side and of Thomas Howieson on the south side : 
Item, twenty seven shillings of annual rent from six acres of meadow land of the 
deceased laird of Murehouse lying beside the city of Glasgow upon the Dowhill 
between the lands of John Blichman on the east side and of John Leich on the 
west side : Item, fifteen shiUingS from the tenements or lands of Maurice Quhite 
and Andrew Robinson, lying in the Drygate on the south side thereof between the 
lands of the late William Cragane or Watson on the east side and the lands or 
tenement of John Mason on the west side : Item, twenty shillings of annual rent 
from the tenement of Robert Gluvar, and fwm his three rigs of land with the perti- 
nents lying in Long Croft annexed to the said tenement, between the lands of John 
Bothoch on the east and of John Stewart on the west sides : Item, seven shillings 
and eight pence of annual rent from the four rigs of land of Robert Gluvar lying in 
Long Croft between the lands of James Mason on the west and the lands of John 



ISOl.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 95 

Jacobi Masoiie ex occidentali et terras . Johannis Menteith ex orientali 
partibuB* Cuiusquidem pauperis seu indigentis post obitnm menm dimtaxat 
presentatio siue donatio huiusmodi lecti cum vacare contigerit volo con- 
stituo et ordino Prepositum Balliuos et Consilium duitatis Glasguensis pa- 
tronos, sic quod presentatio huiusmodi lecti eisdem pertinebit presentando 
huiusmodi pauperem seu indigentem magistro Hospitalis quo presentato ad- 
mittatur per eundem et in possessione instituatur. • Ita quod admissio eius- 
dem pauperis seu indigentis supradicti lecti magistro antedicto pertinebit 
et nulli alteri post obitum meum duntaxat. Et cum locus dicti pauperis 
per mortem vel alias ipsius demeritis causantibus depriuationem va* 
care contigerit, volo quod pauper in quo pauperies senectus et debili- 
tas respectiue et apparenter magis concurrere videntur ad locum sic 
ut premittitur vacantem, pretio, prece, odio, amore, favore seu camalitatis 
affectu seclusis, dicto magistro hospitalis per prefatos patronos presentetur, 
et per magistrum Hospitalis antedictum admittatur et non aliter: ita 
tamen quod dictus pauper sit de parochia Glasguensi oriundus. Et ad 
huiusmodi fundationem prefeti Prepositus, Balliui et Consilium ciuitatis 
Glasguensis antedicte obligant se, suos heredes et successores per pre- 
sentes manus porrigere adiutrices in defensione, protectione, supplemento 

Monteith on the east sides. Of which poor or needy person I will, constitute and 
ordain the provost, baitics, and council of the dty of Glasgow, patrons, as to the 
presentation or donation to such bed, when it shall happen to fall vacant, after my 
death only ; so that the presentation to such bed shall belong to them, on pre- 
senting which poor or indigent person to the master of the hospital he shall be 
admitted by him and put in possession ; and so that the admission to the bed of 
the abovesaid poor or needy person shall pertain to the aforesaid master, and none 
other, after my death only. And when the place of the said poor man shall hap- 
pen to fall vacant through his death, or his misdeeds causing his deprivation 
thereof otherwise, I will that the poor man in whose case poverty, age, and in- 
firmity respectively and evidently are most seen to concur, bribe, prayer, hate, love, 
favor or carnal affection put away, shall be presented to the said master of the 
hospital by the foresaid patrons and admitted by the foresaid master of hospital, 
and not otherwise ; provided however that the said poor man be a native of the 
parish of Glasgow. And to this foundation the foresaid provost, bailies and council 
of the city of Glasgow foresaid, bind themselves, their heirs and successors, by these 
presents, to put forth helpmg hands, by their officers if need be, in the defence, 
protection, supply and inbringing of the annual rents, lands, possessions, houses, 



96 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1601. 

ot importatione annnomm redditumn terranun, possessionum, domornm 
et edificiorum dicto lecto bou pauperi pertinentiumy per bugs clientes, si 
neceBBe fiierit. InBuper volo quod dicti patron! diligenter a);tendant quod 
huiuBmodi pauper Beu indigens obBerret Btatuta, ceremoniaB et ordinationeB 
debitaB et consuetaB, sicut ceteri paupereB fundati commoranteB in dicto 
HoBpitali, Becundum couBuetudinem, foimam et tenorem fundationiB pie 
et recolende memorie Andree epiBoopi GlaBguensis fundatoris eiuBdem 
HoBpitalis. In quorum omnium et Bingulorum fidem et teBtimonium pre- 
miBBorum Bigillum commune ciuium dicte duitatiB, cum iuBtantia pro- 
curatum, ynacum Bigillo mei magiBtri Martini Wan huio mee fundationi 
sunt appeuBa, nee non Bubscriptione notarii Bubscripti ; apud ciuitatem 
OlasguenBem, primo die meuBiB Junii anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo 
primOy coram hiiB tcBtibuB, magistriB et dominiB Martino Rede vicario de 
Memya, Patricio Wischard vicario de Cupro, Johanne Smyth vicario de 
Campsy, David Gardner vicario de Moffett, Thoma HugoniB, Willelmo 
Smyth, balliuis dicte ciuitatis, Andrea Ottirbum, Johanne Schaw, Archibaldo 
HarbartBon, Johanne Broun, Georgeo RobiBon, Thoma Law, Dauid Ejioxia, 
David Lindesay, Johanne Hammiltoun, Andrea Oliuer, et Roberto Graig, 
seriandiB, teBtibuB ad premiBBa vocatia cum diverBiB aliis pariter et rogatis. 
Et ego JohanneB Bigholme preBbyter Sancti Andree dioceBCOB, &a 

and biggings, pertaining to the said bed or poor man. Moreover I will that the 
said patrons shall give diligent heed that such poor or indigent person observe the 
statutes, ceremonies and ordinances, due and wont, as do the other poor fonndationers 
staying in the said hospital, acoord^g to the custom, form and tenor of the founda- 
tion of Andrew bishop of Glasgow of pious and worthy memory, founder of the 
said Hospital. In faith and witness of which premises all and simdry, the 
common seal of the dtizeuB of the said dty procured at request, together with the 
seal of me master Martin Wan are hung to this my foundation, with the subscrip- 
tion of the notary underwritten, at the dty of Glasgow, the first day of the month 
of June, the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and one; before these wit- 
nesses, masters and sirs Martin Rede vicar of Memys, Patrick Wischard vicar of 
Cupar, John Smyth vicar of Campsy, David Gardner vicar of Moffat, Thomaa 
Hughson, William Smyth, bailies of the said dty, Andrew Ottirburn, John Schaw, 
Archibald Harbartson, John Brown, George Robison, Thomas Law, David Knoxis, 
David Lindsay, John Hamilton, Andrew Oliver and Bobert Cndg, Serjeants, with 
divers others witnesses to the premises, asked and required. 

And I John Begholm, presbyter of the diocese of St Andrews, etc. 



1508.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 97 



XLH. 

Instrument setting forth the appointment by Mr Thomas Muirheid, 
rector of Stobo, of the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of the 
Burgh as patrons of a chaplainry founded by him in St Roche s 
Church. Dated 10 October 1508. 



I 



.N nomine Domini amen. Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum 
cunctis pateat euidenter et sit notum quod anno Domini millesimo quin- 
gentesimo octauo, die vero decimo mensis Octobris, indictione duodecima, 
pontificatusque sanctissimi in Christo [patris et domini nostri domini] 
Julii diuina prouidencia Pape secundi anno quinto : In mei notarii publici 
et testium infrascriptorum presentia personaliter constitutus venerabilis 
et profiinde sciencie vir Magister Thomas Muirheid canonicus Glasguensia 
Rector de Stobo companiit coram prouidis viris Johanne Stewart de^ 
Mynto milite preposito ciuitatis Glasguensis^Dauid Lyndezaie dicte ciuitatis 
balliuo, necnon aliis ciuibus dicte ciuitatis in magna et copiosa multitudine 
et numero congregatis in pretorio Glasguensi, curia confirmata ; et ibidem 
exposuit et declarauit idem Magister Thomas quod ob reuerentiam et 
honorem Dei Omnipotentis, beatissime Virginis Marie, Sancti Roche 
tooiusque curie celestis triumphantis, animarmnque parentum suorum et 

IN the name of God, amen. By this present public instrament be it evidently known 
and patent to all men, that on the tenth day of the month of October in the yesr of oar 
Lord one thousand five hundred and eight, the twelfth indiction, the fifth year of the 
pontificate of our most holy father in Christ and lord the lord Julius the Second, by the 
providence of Ood pope; in presence of me notary public and witnesses underwritten 
personally compeared a venerable man of profound learning, Mr Thomas Muirhead, 
canon of Glasgow, rector of Stobo, before prudent men John Stewart of Mynto, 
knight, provost of the city of Glasgow, David Lyndezaie, bailie of the sidd city, and 
other citizens of the said city gathered in great and overflowing multitude and numbers 
in the Tdbooth of Glasgow, the court being confirmed ; and there the said Master 
Thomas showed and declared that for the worship and honor of Almighty God, the 
most blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Rodie, and the whole court of heaven triumphant, 
1 N 



98 CHARTERS AND DOCUMEN'I S [1608 

omnium fidelium defiinctonim salutem, ex patrimonio Christi et boniB 
fortune sibi a Deo coUatis fiindauit et erexit variae capellanias capellanis 
perpetuis celebraturifi infra ecclesiam Sancti Roche nouam fundatam infra 
territorium dioti ciuitatis: quarum capellaniarum vnam inetituit disposi- 
tione et presentatione perpetuis fiituris temporibus, dum vacare contigerit, 
communitati dicte ciuitatis iuxta formam et continenciam frmdationis et 
erexionis eiusdem per ipsum Magistrum Thomam fiendarum. Et in signum 
predictarum institutionis, concessionis et donacionis patronatus huius- 
modi capellanie per ipsum Magistrum Thomam factarum, et concessarum 
dicte communitati, sepedictus Magister Thomas realiter et cum effectu, 
coram dictis preposito, balliuis et communitate dicte ciuitatis, induxit 
discretum virum dominum Alexandrum Robertone capellanum, quem sup- 
plicauit idem Magister Thomas presentari et acceptari in et ad huiusmodi 
capellaniam, fructus, redditus et prouentus eiusdem per dictam communi- 
tatem. Qui prepositus, balliuus et communitas requisicionem, supplica- 
cionem dicti magistri Thome pensantes justas, honorabiles et rationi 
consonas, predictum dominum Alexandrum capellanum in et ad huiusmodi 
capellaniam, fructus, redditus et prouentus eiusdem juxta continentiam 
erexionis et frmdationis tenorem presentarunt. Super quibus omnibus et 

and for the weal of the souls of his parents and all the faithful dead, out of the patri- 
mony of Christ and the goods of fortune bestowed ou him by Gk)d, he founded and 
erected sundry chaplainries for chaplains to serve in time to come for ever within 
the new church of St Roche founded within the territory of the said city. Of 
which chaplamries he appointed one to be at the disposal and presentation of the 
community of the said city in all time to come for ever, when it should happen to 
fall vacant, according to the form and contents of the foundation and erection 
thereof to be made by the said Master Thomas. And in token of the foresaid institu- 
tion, grant and gift of patronage of such chaplainry made and granted by the said 
Master Thomas to the said community, the abovesaid Master Thomas really and 
with effect, in presence of the said provost, bailies, and community of the said dty, 
inducted a discreet man. Sir Alexander Robertone chaplain, whom the said Master 
Thomas asked to be presented and accepted by the said community, in and to 
the said chaplainry, fruits, rents and profits thereof. And the said provost, 
bailie, and conmmnity, deeming the request and supplication of the said Mr Thomas 
to be right, honorable and agreeable to reason, presented the foresaid Sir Alexander 
chaplain in and to the said chaplainry, fruits, rents and profits thereof, according to 
the contents of the erection and tenor of the foundation. Upon which all and sundry 



1508.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 99 

singolis honorabilis vir Thomas Hutchisoune ciuis dicte ciuitatis, nomine et 
ex parte dicte commmiitatis, a me notario publico eubecripto sibi fieri petiit 
vnum et plura publicum et publica instrumentum et instrumenta: Cui 
instrumento, pro maiore securitate premissorum, eigillum commune dicte 
ciuitatis dictus magister Thomas presentibus apponi cum instantia procu- 
rauit. Acta erant hec in dicto pretorio horamtsirca decimam ante meridiem, 
anno, die, mense, indictione et pontificatu quibus supra. Presentibus ibidem 
venerabilibus et egregiis viris magistro Dauid Cunninghame et domino 
Andrea Merschell canonicis Glasguensibus ac reuerendissimi in Christo 
patris Boberti arcbiepiscopi Glasguensis in remotis agentis vicariis genera- 
libus, MagiBtiis Adamo Colquhoune Glasguensi canonico, Matheo Stewart, 
Andrea Byrkmyr clericis, Archibaldo Watsone, Dauid Knox, Willelmus 
Smyth, et . Joanne Gurry, burgensibus dicte ciuitatis cum diuersis aliis 
testibus ad premissa audienda vocatis pariterque et rogatis. 
Et ego Johannes Niger clericus Glasguensis diocesis, etc. 

an honorable man, Thomas Hutchisone, citizen of the said dty, in name and behalf 
of the said community, asked one or more public instruments to be made to him by 
me, notary public underwritten ; to which instrument for the greater security of the 
premises, the said Master Thomas procured by request the common seal of the said 
dty to be affixed. These things were done in the said tolbooth, about the tenth 
hour before noon, year, day, month, indiction and pontificate, as above. Present 
there the venerable and notable men. Master David Cunninghame, and Sir Andrew 
Merschell canons of Glasgow, and vicars general of the most reverend father in 
Christ, Robert archbishop of Glasgow, being abroad ; Master Adam Colquhoun, 
canon of Glasgow, Matthew Stewart, Andrew Byrkmyr, derks, Archibald Watsone, 
David Knox, WiUiam Smyth, and John Curry, burgesses of the said city, with 
divers other witnesses to the hearing of the premises called and asked. 
And I, John Blak, derk of the diocese of Glasgow, etc 



100 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1509. 



XLIIL 

Letter by King James lY. charging the Ordinaries Spiritual of hi^ 
realm that they take no tax from the regents, students, or officers 
of the University of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 7 June 1609. 

James be the grace of God King of Scottis, till al and sindry the Ordi- 
naris Spirituale being within our realme, greting. Forsamekle as our 
maist noble progenitouris, quhame God assolye, has priuilegiit and ex- 
empit all continuale regentis and studentis and dayly officiaris being in 
cure Vniuersite of Glasgw fra all taxt and impositions, quhilkis we purpos 
God willing for our tyme till obserue and kepe to thaim efter the forme 
of cure progenitouris forsaid and our letters grantit to thame thairapoune. 
Oure wil is herfoir and exhortis and prais you and ilkane of you in the 
mast hartly wise we can that ye noder imput tak nor taxt of continuale 
regentis studentis nor dayly officiaris within our said Vniuersite sen tha 
ar exemppit fra the samyn, as tha allege, the said priuilege being sene be 
yow or the copy tharof. And this ye do as yhe will report singular 
thank of ws tharefore and do ws singulare emplesour, and as we traist in 
yow. Gevin vnder our priue sele at Edinburgh the vij day of Junij and 
of our regne the xxj yere. 



1514.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 101 



XLIV. 

Foundation by John Schaw, provost of Glasgow^ of a chaplainry 
at Saint Christopher's altar in the High Church, of which 
chaplainry he constituted the Provost, Bailies, and Community 
of Glasgow the patrons, after his decease. Glasgow, 30 May 1514. 



U: 



NIUERSIS et singulis tarn presentibus quam Aituris ad quorum noticias 
hoc presens scriptum peruenerit Johannis Schaw, prepositus ciuitatis 
Glasguensis, in omniimi saluatore salutem. Nouerit vniuersitas vestra me 
caritatiue ac pie deuocionis affectu motiun, cum consensu et assensu Mariote 
Crawfiird mee sponse, in laudem, honorem et gloriam sancte et indiuidue 
Trinitatis, Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, gloriose Virginis Dei genitricis 
Marie, Sancti Cristofori marthiris et omnium sanctorum, ac in diuini cultus 
augmentum, et pro anima mea patris et matris mee et dicte Mariote mee 
sponse, omnium amicorum meorum, necnon eorum a quibus bona accepi 
que neo officio nee beneficio plene compensaui, omniumque fidelium defonc- 
torum salute, capellaniam perpetuam cum capellano eiusdem ad altare 
Sancti Cristofori constructum in naui ecclesie Glasguensis, ad latus 
meridionale eiusdem, de terris, tenementia et possessionibus infrascriptis 

1 all and sundry as well present as to come, to whose knowledge this present 
writing shall come, John Schaw, provost of the city of Glasgow, greeting in him 
who is the Saviour of ail men. Know ye all of you that I, moved with feelings of 
charity and godly devotion, with consent and assent of Marion Crawfurd my sponse, 
to the praise, honor and glory of the holy and indivisible Trinity, Father and Son and 
Holy Ohost, the glorious Virgin Mary, mother of Ood, Saint Christopher the martyr, 
and all saints, and for increase of divine worship, and for the weal of my soul, 
my father's and mother's, and the said Marion's, my spouse, and the souls of all my 
friends, and those from whom I have received goods, which I have not fully recom- 
pensed either by service or kindness, and the souls of all the faithful dead, to have 
founded, constituted, erected and ordained, and by the tenor of this present writing 
to found, constitute, erect, and ordiun a perpetual chaplainry, with chaplain thereof, 
at Saint Christopher's altar, erected in the nave of the Church of Glasgow, at the 
south side thereof, furth of the tenements and possessions underwritten. For 



102 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1614. 

fundaese, constituisse, erexisse et ordinasse, necnon presentis scripti tenore 
fundare, constituere, erigere et ordinare. Ad cuiuBquidem capellanie et 
capellani eiusdem qui pro tempore fuerit Bust^ntationem, terras, tenementa 
et posBeesionee in&ascriptas, a me per Dei gratiam labore et precio con- 
questas, dedi, concessi ac in puram et perpetuam elimoBinam, qua nulla 
intra regniun Scotie liberius datur aut conceditur, donaui et assignaui cum 
omnibus et singuliB suis libertatibus commoditatibus et iustis pertinenciis 
quibuscumque imperpetuum Tenendas et habendas: In primis tenementum 
cum orto jacens ad partem orientalem magni vici Glasguensis, a superiore 
ecclesia metropolitana ad crucem foralem extendentis, inter tenementa 
Magistri Andree Smyth ex parte boriali et terras capellanie Corpoi-is 
Christi ex australi parte : Tenementum cum quatuor aggeribus terrarum 
dicto tenemento sibiinuicem contigue iacentibus in Longa Crofta inter 
terras et tenementum Jacobi Masone ex occidentali ab vna et terras sine 
tenementum quondam Johannis Montetht ex orientali parte : Duos aggeres 
terrarum jacentes in Motland Croft inter terras dicti quondam Johcmnis 
Montetht ex orientali ab vna et terras quondam Alexandri Scot ex 
orientali ab altera partibus : Sex solidos annul redditus de orrio Andree 
Boyd super dictis duobus aggeribus in anteriori parte edificato, iacente vt 
supra, michi de eodem orrio debentes: Quatuor orria extra portam tendentem 

upholding of which chaphdnry, and chaplain thereof for the time being, I have ^ven, 
granted, and in pure and perpetual alms have gifted and assigned, as freely as any 
alms is given or granted within the kingdom of Scotland, the lands, tenements and 
possessions underwritten, acqaired by me by labor and purchase through the Divine 
favour ; with all and sundry their freedoms, commodities, and right pertinents what- 
soever, to have and to hold for evermore. In the first, a tenement vrith garden 
lying on the east side of the High Street of Glasgow extending from the High 
metropolitan Kirk of Glasgow to the Market Cross, between the tenements of Mr 
Andrew Smyth on the north and the lands of the chaplainry of Corpus Christi on 
the south side. A tenement with four rigs of land lying contiguous to each other 
in the Long Croft, between the lands and tenement of James Mason on the west at 
the one side, and the lands or tenement of the late John Mentetht on the east side. 
Two rigs of land lying in Motland Croft between the lands of the said deceased 
John Montetht on the cast at the one side and the lands of the deceased Alexander 
Scot on the east at the other side : six shillings of annual rent from the barn of 
Andrew Boyd built upon the said two rigs, on the fore side thereof, lying as above, 
due to me f urth of the said bam : four bams beyond the gate leading to the chapel 



1514.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 10» 

ad capellam Sancte Thenew matrone ex boriali parte inter terras Johannis 
Bochok ex oriental! ab una et terras sine tenementum Johannis Terbart 
ex occidentali, vnacum tribus aggeribus terrarum in Longa Crofta sibi- 
rnuicem contlgue iacentibus dictis quatuor orreis inter terras quondam 
dicti Johannis Bochok ex oiientali ab vna et terras Johannis Logane de 
Bays ex occidentali : Quatuor orria quondam Andree Otterbume vnacum 
quatuor le Cut Budis in posteriori parte eorundem orriorum coiitigue jacen- 
tibus inter terras quondam Ade Hall de Fulber ex occidentali ab vna et terras 
quondam Boberti Smyth ex orientali partibus, et hoc ex parte anteriorif 
et ex parte posteriori inter terras dicti quondam Ade ex parte occidentali 
et terras Fratrum Predicatorum de Glasgu ex orientali: Duos aggeres 
terrarum jacentes super le Brume Law inter terras Boberti Forsyde ex 
occidentali et terras prefati quondam Johannis Montetht ex orientali 
partibus : Ynam acram .terrarum jacentem in le Crubbis inter terras Thome 
Hugonis ex orientali et terras capellanie Sancti Kentigemi fundate in 
inferiori ecclesia Glasguensi ex occidentali partibus ab altra: Ex hiis 
reseruans michiipsi et ceteris supra nominatis divinorum suffiragia tcm- 
tummodoy vnacum dispositione dicte capellanie quoad vixero: ita quod 
capellanus per me institutus cum eadem capellania permaneat pro toto 
tempore vite sue in ciuitate Glasguensi. Et postquam ab hac lacrimarum 

of St Thanew the matron on the north side, between the lands of John Bochok at 
the east on the one side, and the lands or tenement of John Terbart on the 
west, together with three rigs of land in Long Croft lying together contiguous 
to the said four bams, between the lands of the late John Bochok on the east 
at the one side and the lands of John Logane of Rays on the west side : four 
bams of the late Andrew Otterbume, together with four cut roods behind the 
said bams, lying contiguous between the lands of the deceased Adam Hall of 
Fulber at the west on the one side and the lands of the deceased Robert Smyth 
on the east side, and this on the fore side, and on the back, between the lands 
of the Preaching Friars of Glasgow on the east side : two rigs of land lying on 
the Brume Law, between the lands of Robert Forsyde on the west and the lands of 
the foresaid deceased John Montetht on the east sides ; an acre of land lying in the 
Gmbbis, between the lands of Thomas Hughson on the east and the lands of the 
chaplainry of St Eentigera, founded in the Laigh Kirk of Olasgow, on the west 
side on the other part. R^rving to myself out of these and the others above- 
named divine suffrages only ; together with the disposal of the said chaplainry while 
I live ; so as the chaplain appointed by me shall remain in the said diaplainry for 



104 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1514. 

valle decessero constituo et ordino prepositmn, balliuos de Glaegu cum 
commimitate eiuBdem, et iii absentia prepositi balliuos cum communi- 
tate dicte capellanie patronum vnicum : cuius dispositio ad etuidem pat- 
ronum spectabit pleno iure ; collatio vero eiusdem capeUanie ad ordin- 
arium spectabit et pertinebit. Cuiquidem capellanie nisi infra mensem post 
eius vacationem patronus antedictus capellanum prefecerit et instituerit 
doctum ydoneum, nullo notorio vicio aut crimine defamatum, laudabilis 
vite et conuersationis honeste, eius capellanie dispositio pleno jure 
ad ordinarium ea vice duntaxat devoluatur: ac quod patronus ante- 
dictus earn extraneis personis minime conferat, sed tantum conferatinr 
dicta capellania filio vnius burgensis ciuitatis Glasguensis docto et ydoneo. 
Capellanus vero pro tempore dicte capellanie deseruiens annuatim die 
obitus mei, viz., xiij^ die mensis Junii annuatim, duodecim presbyteris 
ad meum obitum conuocatis et electis distribuet duodecim solidos, per 
singulos duodecim denarios ea lege ; et preter seipsum, dicto die obitus, 
duodecim presby teres ad idem altare pro anima mea fisiciat celebrare, 
sine ad proximum altare ubi conuenientius celebrare possint, vnacum 
obsequiis defiinctorum in nocte precedente cum pulsatione campane Sancti 
Kentigemi Item si vno et eodem anno, omnibus absentie sue vicibus nume- 
ratis et computatis, reperiatur eius absentia superare triginta dies, extuno 

his lifetime in the dty of Glasgow. And after I shall have departed from this vale of 
tears, I constitute and ordain the provost, bailies of Glasgow, with the commonity 
thereof, and in the absence of the provost, the bailies with the community sole 
patron of the sidd chaplainiy ; the disposal whereof shall belong to the said patron in 
full right, and the collation to the said chaplainry shall belong and pertain to the 
ordmary. And unless the foresdd patron shall prefer and appoint to the said chap^ 
lainry within a month after it shall have become vacant a learned and fit chaplain, 
defamed with no notorious vice or crime, of laudable life and honest conversation, the 
disposal of the said chaplainry shall devolve upon the ordinary pleno jure for that 
time only. And that the foresaid patron shall not bestow it upon strangers, 
but the said chaplainry shall only be bestowed upon the son of a burgess of the 
dty of Glasgow, learned and meet for the office. And the chaplaui serving the 
said chaplainry for the time shall yearly on the day of my obit, to wit, the 13th 
day of the month of June yearlj^ distribute to twelve priests called and chosen 
for my obit, twelve shillings, to each twelve pennies, on this account, and besides 
himself on the said day of the obit he shaU make the twelve priests celebrate mass 
for my soul at the said altar, or at the nearest altar where mass can be most 



15U.] RBLAXISG TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. IW 

decematur a dicta capellania perpetuo distitatuB, nisi vite necessitas aut 
mortis timor probabilis absentie tempus prorogari mouerit et sine licentia 
patroni antedictL Item, quamdiu in choro vespere et matutine cum lumi- 
naribiis celebrantur, tamdiu in dominicis et maioribns duplicibus festiuis 
ad dictmn altare idem capellanus Imnen ponet. Postremo volo et ordino 
dictam capellaniam omni officio et beneficio incompatibilem esse : reseru- 
ando eandem compatibilem esse Jacobo Schaw per me institute pro toto 
tempore yite sue tantummodo. In quorum omnium et singulormn fidem, 
testimonium, robur, firmitatem et approbationem ac ratificationem pre- 
missorum sigillum communitatis dicte ciuitatifl Glasguensis ynacum sigilio 
proprio armorum meorum presentibus sunt appensa et sigillata ; apud 
dvitatem Glasguensem, penultimo mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo 
quingentesimo decimo quarto, indictione secunda, pontificatus sanctiflsimi 
in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Leonis divina prouidentia pape 
decimi anno secundo. 



convemently said, together with the obsequies of the dead on the night preceding, with 
ringing of tiie bell of St Kentigem. And if in one and the same year, on counting and 
reckoning all his times of absence, his absence shall be found to exceed thirty days, 
then he shall be decerned to be for ever removed from the said chaplainry, unless 
necessity of life or probable fear of death, moved him to prolong the time of his 
absence, and without leave of his foresaid patron. Also whensoever vespers and 
matins are celebrated in the choir with lights, then the said chaplain on the ].iord's 
days and double feasts shall put a light on the said altar. Finally I will and ordain 
that the said chaplainry shall be incompatible with all office and benefice : reserving 
that the said shall be compatible to James Schaw appointed by me for the whole 
time of his life only. In faith, witness, strength, confirmation and approbation 
and ratification of which premises all and sundry, the seal of the conununity of 
the said city of Glasgow, together with my seal of my arms are appended and 
sealed to these presents, at the city of Glasgow, the penult day of the month of 
May, the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and fourteen, the second 
indiction, and of the pontificate of the most holy father in Christ and our lord the 
lord Leo the Tenth by divine providence Pope, the second year. 



106 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS. [1622. 



XLV. 

Letter by King James V., with advice of his tutor, John, Duke of 
Albany, governor of the realme, confirming Letters of Exemption 
from taxes granted to the University of Glasgow by James II., 
No. XXIV. ; James UI., No. xxxi. ; and James lY., No. xuii. 
Edinburgh, 20 May 1622. 



w, 



E witht avifis autorite and consent of onr derrest cousing and tutour 
Jhone Duk of Albanie, etc., protectour and gouemour of otir realme, ratifiis 
apprevis and for vs and onr snccessouris perpetnaly confirmes be tbir our 
lettres the lettris vndervritten, maid and gevin be vmquhill our maist 
nobile progenitouris of gud mynd eftir following, quhom God assoilye, to 
the Yniuersite of the cete of Glasgw, and to the rectouris, denis of faculte, 
procuratouris, regentis, maisteris and scholaris of the sammyne. That is 
to say ane Lettre maid and giffin be our maist noble progenitour King 
James the Secund, quhom God assoilye, vndir his greit seil, of the dait at 
Streueling the xx day of Apiile the yeir of God j™ iiij® liij yens, and of his 
regne the xvij yeir. Ane vthir Lettre maid to thaim be our maist noble 
grautschir of gud mynd Kyng James the Third, vndir his greit seile, of the 
dait 'at Edinburgh the x day of December the yeir of God j™ iiij® sevynty 
and tua yens, and of his regne the xiij yeir. And the thrid Lettre maid to 
thaim and thair successouris be cure maist noble fader. King James the 
Ferd, quhom God assoilye, vndir his priuee seile, of the dait at Edinburght 
the vij day of Junij, and of his regne the xxi yeir, schevin and produoit 
befoir our said derrest cousing and tutour, in presens of our chancelar and 
lordis of our counsall, and admittit be hyme in our name, witht all and 
syndre the priuilegis concessionis immuniteis and fredomes contenit in the 
sammyne. And in special the exoneracioun and discharging of all tax- 
acionis, exactionis and vthers chargis quhatsumeuer, fhat may be imput ' 
vpoun thaim, as the said lettres proportis, gevin to the saidis rectouris, 
denis of faculte, procuratouris, regentis, maisteris and scholaris of the said 
Yniuersite, present and fortocum. Charging heirfoir all and syndre our 
officiaris, legis ^nd subdittis, present and tecum, that nane of yow tak 



1529.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 107 

vpoun hand to do or attempt onything in the oontrar of the said exemp- 
cionis, exoneracionis, faculteis, immuniteis and priuilegiis foirsaidis, grantit 
to the said Yniuersite, rectouris and suppostis thairof, contenit in tlie said 
thre letres in ony wiss in tyme cuming, vndir all heast payne and eharg 
that eftir may follow. Giflfy^ne vndir our signet, and subscrivit be our 
said derrest oonsyng and tutour the gouernour, at Edinburght, the xx day 
of Maij the yeir of God j™ fyiflf hundreitht tuenty and tua yeris, and of 
our regne the nynt yeir, etc. 



XLVI. 

Instrument by which Master James Houstoun, sub-dean of the 
Metropolitan Church of Glasgow^ appointed the Provost, Bailies, 
and Councillors of the Burgh, patrons of seven chaplainries in 
the Kew Church in St Enoch's Wynd- Glasgow, 1 May 1529. 

In Dei nomine, amen. Per hoc presens pnbliciun instrumentum cunctiB 
pateat enidenter et sit notum quod, anno incamacionis Dominice millesimo 
quingentesimo vicesimo nono, die vero mensis Maii primo, indictione 
secunda, pontificatasque sanotissuni in Christo patris et domini nostri 
domini dementis diuina prouidentia pape septimi anno sexto, in nos- 
trorum notariorum publiconun et testium infrascriptorum presentia per- 
sonaliter constitutus venerabilis vir magister Jacobus Houstoun sub- 
decanus ecclesie metropolitane Glasguensis, omnibus melioribus modo, 

In the name of God, amen. By this present public instrument be it evidently 
patent and known to all men that, on the first day of the month of May, the year 
of our Lord's incarnation one thousand five hundred and twenty-nine, the second 
indiction, the sixth year of the pontificate of the most holy father in Christ and our 
lord lord Clement the seventh by divine providence pope, in presence of us notaiieis 
public and witnesses underwritten, personally compeared a venerable man master 
James Houstone, subdean of the Metropolitan Church of Glasgow, and in all the best 
way, form and effect, which he could and ought, made, constituted and ordained 
the bailies, community and bm^sses of the city and burgh of Glasgow, undoubted 



108 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1529, 

forma et effectn quibus potuit et debuit, potestve ant debet, fecit, con- 
stituit, creanit et ordinanit balliuoB, commimitatem et burgenses ciiiitatia 
et burgi Glasgueneis, indubitatos et irreuocabiles patronos septem capel- 
laniaruin fundaDdarom per ipsum magistrum Jacobtun in Nona Ecclesia 
per enndem magistrmn Jacobum fundata et con8tmct<a in vico Sancte 
Thenw ciuitatis Glasgnensia [ad] diuina celebranda ; sic qnod, qnotiens 
huinsmodi capellanie ant earum aliqna yacarent sen vacaret, licitnm erit 
prefittifl balUnis, commnnitati et bnrgensibns predicte cinitatis et bnrgi 
presentare idonenm capellannm ad easdem sen ea[n]dem vacantem, se^ 
cmidem tenorem fnndacioniB eamndem per ipsnm magistmm Jacobnm 
erigende, et conficiende. Voluit taraen idem magister Jacobns eibi ipei 
habere libere omnem dispositionem, institntionem hninsmodi capellaniamm 
et capellanomm in eisdem, et ad easdem presentare, sicnt idem magister 
Jacobns placnit, pro toto tempore vite sne, videlicet, presentare, in- 
stituere et destituere capellanos in hninsmodi capellaniis, tociens qnociens 
vacarent sen vacaret, sna vita durante dnntaxat. SuPER Qumns omnibus et 
singulis nobilis vir Robertns Steward de Mynto, prepositns dicte cinitatia 
et bnrgi de Glasgw, a me notario publico subscripto et a connotario sn1> 
scripto, nomine balliuomm communitatis et bnrgi dicte cinitatis^ petiit 
instxnmentnm et instrumenta publicum et publica. Acta erant hec in capi- 
tulo Ecclesie Metropolitane Glasgnensis hora decima ante meridiem, sub 

and irrevocable patrons of seven chaplainries, to be founded by the said master 
James in the New Church founded and built in St Thenew's Wynd of the City of Olas*- 
gow by the said master James, for celebrating of divine worship ; in such manner 
that whenever such chaplainries or any of them falls vacant, it shidl be lawful to the 
foresaid bailies, community and burgesses of the foresaid city and burgh to present 
a fit chaplain to the same being vacant, according to the tenor of the foundation of 
the same to be erected and made by the said master James. Nevertheless the said 
master James willed to have to himself freely the whole disposal and appointment of 
such chaplainries and chaplains thereof, and to present to the same, as the said 
master James pleased, for the whole time of his Hfe, to wit, to present, institate and 
deprive chaplains in snch chaplunries, as oft as they fell vacant, during his lifetime 
only. Upon which all and sundry a noble man Robert Steward of Mynto, provost 
of the said city and burgh of Glasgow, craved a public instroment and instruments 
from me notary pnblic underwritten, and from the connotary underwritten, in name 
of the bailies, community, and burgh of the said dty. These things were done in 
the chapter of tiie metropolitan cjiurch of Glasgow, the tenth hour before noon. 



1629.] RELATING TO THE dTY OF GLASGOW. 10^ 

anno, die, mense, indictione te pontificatu qnibos supra: Presentibns 
ibidem domino Johanne Morisomi capellano et in premiBsis connotario, 
Michaele Flemyng, domino Thoma Flemyng, notariis publicis, Willelmo 
Hendersoun, Johanne Gajne et Georgio Burell, cum multifl aliis testibus 
ad premisBa vocatis pariter et rogatis. 

Et ego vero MartinuB Beid presbyter diocesis Glasguensis, etc. 

year, day, month, indiction and pontificate as above. Present there, Sir John Mori- 
floun, chaplain and connotary in the premises, Michael Flemyng, Sir Thomas 
Flemyng, notaries public, WUliam Hendersoun, John Gayne and George Burell, 
with many others witnesses to the premises called and asked. 
And I, Martin Beid, priest of the diocese of Glasgow, etc 



XLvn. 

Charter by the Provost, Bailies^ Councillors and Community of 
the City of Glasgow, giving in alms to the Virgin Mary, and 
Anne her mother, and to Master James Houston, the founder of 
the New Church in St Enoch's Wynd, and the eight chaplains 
thereof, sixteen acres of land in the Gallowmure. Glasgow, 4 May 
1529. 







MNIBUS hanc cartatn visuris vel auditurus, Robertus Steward de Mynto 
prepositus, Georgius Burell et Jacobus Wilsoun balliui, consules et com- 
munitas ciuitatis Glasguensis, salutem in Domino sempitemam. Noueritis 
no0 vnanimi consensu et assensu, in pretorio dicte ciuitatis vnanimiter 
congregates, in laudem, gloriam et honorem summe etindiuidue Trinitatis, 

lo all who shall see or hear this Charter, Robert Steward of Mynto, provost, 
George Burell and James Wilsoun, bcdlies, the councillors^ and community of the dty 
of Glasgow, greeting in the Lord everlasting. Enow ye we with unanimous 
consent and assent, unanimously assembled in the tolbooth of the said city, to the 
praise, glory and honour of the most high and mdivisible Trioity, Father, Son and Holy 



110 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1529. 

Patris, Filii et Spuitus Sancti, ac beatarum Marie semper Virginifl, et Anne 
matris eius, ac in angmentacionem diuini cnltiiB, et in capellanorum per 
egregium virum magistrum Jacobum Houstoun subdecanum ecclesie Glas- 
guensis in sua noua ecclesia Marie et Anne beatarum predictarum, per 
eum sumptibus suis et impensis a solo edificata, constructa, reparata et 
dedicata, infra ciuitatem Glasguerisem et in via Sancte Tenew nuncupata 
situata fandatorum, et inibi perpetuis futuris temporibus Domino Deo 
altissimo famulaturorum, vberiorem in vite necessariie sustentacionem ; 
cum expresso consensu et assensu reuerendissimi in Christo patris et 
domini nostri domini Gavini miseracione diuina arcbiepiscopi Glasguensis, 
regni Scocie cancellarii, suique decani et capituli ecclesie Glasguensis 
propter hoc capitulariter congregatorum ; in puram et perpetuam elimos- 
inam dedisse, concessisse et hac present! carta nostra in puram et per- 
petuam elimosinam donasse, necnon per presentes in puram et perpetuam 
elimosinam dare, concedere, et hac presenti carta nostra donare Deo, Marie 
Virgini et Anne beatis predictis, necnon magistro Jacobo Houstoun sub- 
decano Glasguensi fondatori predicto, ac octo capellauis inibi per eum, 
Deo perpetuis futuris temporibus famulaturis, fundatis et impositis, totas et 
integras illas sexdedm acras terrarum nostri Mori Furcarum, jacentes ex 
parte orientali dicte ciuitatis, vulgariter nuncupati le GaUow Mvre^ per nos 

Ghost, and of Saint Mary ever Virgin, and Saint Ann her Mother, and for increase of 
divine worship, and for the better sustentation with the necessaries of life, of the 
chaplains founded by a famous man master James Houstoun^ subdean of the Church 
of Glasgow, in his new Church of the foresaid Saints Mary and Ann, from the 
foundation built, constructed, repaired and dedicated, at his own charges and 
expenses situated within the City of Glasgow in the street called St Tenew's 
Wynd, and in all times to come for ever therein to serve the Lord God Most High ; 
with express consent and assent of the most reverend father in Christ and our lord, 
lord Gavin by the mercy of God archbishop of Glasgow, chancellor of the kingdom 
of Scotland, and his dean and chapter of the chureh of Glasgow therefor chap- 
tourly assembled, have given and granted in pure and perpetual alms, and by tUs 
our present charter in pure and perpetual alms have gifted, and by these presents 
give, grant, and by this our present charter gift in pure and perpetual alms to God, the 
foresaid Samts, the Virgin Mary and Ann, and to master James Houstoun subdean of 
Glasgow founder aforesaid, and to eight chaplains founded and appointed by him 
therein to serve Gknl in all time to come for ever, All and whole those sixteen acres of 
land of our Moor, lying on the east side of the said city oonunonly called the Oallow 



1629.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. ill 

diuisas, limitatas, bondatas et menfiuratas ; vnicmque capellanorum predic- 
torum et Buifi successoribus duas inde acras imperpetumn distribuendas et 
assignandafi, Becundum voluntatem et disposicionem dicti magifitri Jacobi, 
prout iacent in longitudine et latitudiue. Quarum sexdecim aorcurum octo 
acre iacent ex parte anstrali dicti mori contigue pretense, inter terras de 
Burroyfeild ex anstrali et communem morum nostrum ex occidentali, boriali 
et orientali partibns, et alie octo acre iacent ex parte boriali dicti mori 
contigue adiacentes terris domini subdecani Glasguensis vulgariter 
nuncupatis le Westir Cragis in longitudine, et nostro moro ex occidentali 
et anstrali partibus, et terris thesaurarii Glasguensis ex orientali parte. 
Tenendas et habendas totas et integras sexdecim acras nostre terre «iue 
Mori Furcarum communis antedictas, prout superius diuise, limitate, bondate 
et situate existrmt, pre&to subdecano et capellanis predictis et suis sue* 
cessoribus imperpetumn a nobis et successoribus nostris, de pretacto reuer- 
endissimo patre et pro tempore existentibus Glasguensibus ardnepiscopis. 
In puram et perpetuam elimosinam, vt premittitur ; cum vniuersis suis 
iuribus et pertinenciis, cum libero introitu et exitu, ac oronibus et singulis 
libertatibus, commoditatibus, asiamentis, et iustis suis pertinenciis quibus- 
ounque, tam non nominatis quam nominatis, tam subtus terra quam supra 
terram, procul et prope, ad predictas sexdecim acras spectantibus sen iuste 

Mttrey marched, bomided, meithed and measured by us : two acres thereof to be shared 
and assigned to each of the foresaid chaplains and his snccessors for ever at the 
will and disposition of the said master James ; as they lie in length and in breadth* 
Of which sixteen acres eight acres lie on the south side of the said moor, stretching 
contignously between the lands of Burrowfeild on the south and our common moor 
on the west, north and east sides, and the other eight acres lie on the north side 
of the said moor closely adjoining lengthwise the lands of the snbdean of Glas- 
gow commonly called Wester Cragis, and our moor on the west and south sides, 
and the lands of the treasurer of Glasgow on the east side. To have and 
to hold all and whole the foresaid sixteen acres of our land or common Gallow Muir, 
as they are above marched, measured, bounded and situated, to the foresaid 
subdean and chaplains aforesaid and their successors for ever, from us and our 
successors, of the before-mentioned most reverend father, and the archbishops of 
Glasgow for the time being, in pure and perpetual alms, as aforesaid ; with 
all their rights and pertinents, with free ish and entry, and all and sundry freedoms, 
commodities, easements, and their right pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as 
named, as well under the ground as above the ground, far and near, belonging 



112 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1629. 

BpeotarevalentibtLsquomodotibetinfuturam; etadeolibere,qmete, plenarie, 
integre, pacifioe, honorifice, bene et in pace, siout alique terre elimosinate 
sine acre infra regnmn Scocie liberins, quiecius, honorificentius et pacifi- 
centins tenentur, habentur, poesidentur, sen teneri haberi et possideri 
poterunt quomodolibet in fritnrum ; sine aliquo retinemento, reuocacione aut 
obstaculo aliquali. Reddendo et faciendo inde annuatim dictus subdecanns 
etcapellanipredictieoramque successores imperpetuum oracionumsnfi&agia 
deuotarum pro dictis reuerendissimo patre, buo capitulo, nobis et euccesso- 
ribns nostris tantum, pro omni alio onere, exaccione et demanda que de 
huiusmodi terris exigi poterunt quomodolibet vel requiri in futurum. Et 
no8 predicti prepositUB, balliui^ consuleB et communitas, ac noBtri Bucces- 
BoreBy predictas terraa, vt predicitur, varantizabimuB et imperpetuum 
contra omnes mortales defendemuB. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum 
nostrum commune huic presenti carte nostre est appensum apud duitatem 
Glasguensem, die quarto mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo quingen- 
tesimo vigesimo nono, coram hiis testibus, dominis Bichardo Otterbume, 
Jacobo Schaw, capellemis, Johanne Trinsche, Andrea Flemyng et Johanne 
Walker seriandis, cum diuersis aliis. 

or that may rightly belong to the foresaid sbcteen acres in any manner in time 
to come ; and as freely^ quietly, fully, wholly, peaceably, honorably, well and in 
peace, as any almsgift lands or acres within the reabn of Scotland are most 
freely, quietly, honorably, and peaceably held, had, possessed, or may be held, had 
and possessed in any manner of way in time to come ; without any let, again saying 
or obstacle whatsoever. Paying and making therefore yearly the said subdean 
and foresaid chaplains and their successors for ever suffrages of devout supplications 
for the said most reverend father, his chapter, us and our successors only, for every 
other burden, exaction and demand which can in any manner be asked or required 
from such lands in time to come. And we the foresaid provost, bailies, councUlors, 
and community, and our successors, shall warrant and defend for ever against all 
deadly the foresaid lands as aforesaid. In witness whereof our conmion seal is 
hung to this our present charter, at the city of Olasgow the fourth day of the month 
of May, the year of Ood one thousand five hundred and twenty nine ; before these 
witnesses. Sirs Richard Otterbume, James Schaw, chaplains, John Trinsche, Andrew 
Flemyng, and John Walker, Serjeants, with divers otiiers. 



1529.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 118 



XLvni. 

CoNFisKATiON bj Gaviiiy Archbishop of Glasgow, of the Charter 
Number xLvn. Glasgow^ 15 May 1529. 

Y NIUEBSIS et singulis sancte matris ecclesie filiis presentes literas 
inspecttuis, visuris, lecturis, pariter et audituris, Gatdnns miseratione 
diuina archiepiscopus Glasguensis, salutem in eo qtii est omninm vera 
sains. Ea que pro ecclesiarum omnium et presertim nostre ciuitatis 
decore et venustate, ao personarum quammlibet in iUis diuinis laudibus 
insistentium commoditate, prouide facta et ordinata fuisse dicuntnr; 
ilia presertim, per que diuinus cultus ac ministrorum numerus ad 
Dei laudem in eisdem augmentum suscipiant, libenter cum a nobis peti- 
tur ordinarie auctoritatis munimine roboramus. Sane pro parte venera- 
bilis confratris nostri magistri Jacobi Houstoun subdecani nostre ecclesie 
Glasguensis nobis nuper exbibita petitio continebat quod alias hono- 
rabiles viri nostrique dilecti, videlicet, Robertus Steuard de Mynto pre- 
positus, Georgius Burell et Jacobus Wilsoun balliui, ac etiam consules 
et communitas ciuitatis nostre Glcwguensis, ad hoc in pretorio nostre 
ciuitatis vnanimiter congregati, vnanimi consensu et assensu ad laudem 



JLo all and sundry sons of holy mother Church who shall inspect, see, read, 
and hear the present letters, Gavin by the mercy of God archbishop of Glasgo\t> 
greeting in him who is the true salvation of all men. Whatsoever things are for 
the embellishment and. decoration of all Churches, and especially of our city, 
and for the comfort of such persons as attend upon the praise of God in them, 
are reckoned to be prudently done and ordained ; in particular those whereby the 
worship of Gk)d and the number of ministers receive increase to the praise of God 
in the same, we gladly fortify with the support of our ordinary authority, when 
we are asked therto. There was lately presented to us a petition on the behalf of 
our venerable brother master James Houstoun subdean of our church of Glasgow, 
which bore that at another time honourable men and our well-beloveds, to wit, Robert 
Steuard of Mynto provost, George Burell and James Wilsoun bailies, and also 
the councillors and community of our dty of Glasgow, to that end unanimously as- 
sembled in the tolbooth of our dty, with unanimous consent and ai^nt to the praise, 
1 P 



114 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1529. 

gloriam et honorem snmme et indiuidue Trinitatis, Patris, videlicet, et 
Filii et Spiritufl Sancti, ac beatarum Marie semper Virginis et Anne matria 
eius, in augmentationem diuini cnltus et capellanorum per eundem magis- 
trom Jacobmn eubdecanum exponentem in sua nona ecclesia beatarum Marie 
et Anne predictarum dedicata et per eum sumptibus suis et impensis a solo 
edificata, constructa et reparata, inque via publica Sancte Tenew nuncupata 
infra ciuitatem nostram Glasguensem situata, inibi perpetuis fdturis tem- 
poribus Domino Deo altissimo famulaturorum, vberiorem in vite necessariis 
susteutationem, nostro tamen et yenerabiliupa fratrum nostrorum decani 
et capituli dicte nostre ecclesie desuper ad hoc expres^o accedente con- 
sensu, Deo, Marie Yirgini et Anne beatis, exponentique fundatori et octo 
capellanis predictis inibi per eundem fundatorem Deo altissimo perpetuis 
futuris temporibus famulaturis impositis et institutis; totas et integras 
illas sexdecim aoras terrarum mori communis Furcarum, wlgariter le 
Gallow Mure nuncupati, jacentes ex parte orientali dicte nostre ciuitatis, 
per prepositum, balliuos, consules et communitatem predictos diuisas, 
limitatas, bondatas et mensuratas, vnicuique octo capellanorum pre- 
dictorum et eorundem successoribus imperpetuum duas acras distribuendas 
et assignandas ad voluntatem et dispositionem dicti magistri Jacobi 
subdecani exponentis ; prout iacent in longitudine et latitudine, dederunt^ 

glory and honor of the most high and undivided Trinity, Father and Son and Holy 
Ghost, and Saint Mary ever Virgb and Saint Ann her mother, for increase of the 
worship of God, and the better sostentation with the necessaries of life of the 
chaplains in the new Church of Saints Mary and Ann foresaid, dedicated by the said 
master James, siibdean, the petitioner, and built from the foundation, erected and 
repaired by him on his own diarges and expenses, and situated in the public street 
called St Tenews Wynd within oar dty of Glasgow, therein.in all times to come for 
ever to serve the Lord God Most High ; with the consent also of our venerable 
brethren the dean and chapter of our said Church thereanent expressly conceded ; 
have given, granted, and by their Charter in pure and perpetual alms have gifted 
to Gk>d, St Mary the Virgin and St Ann and to the petitioner and founder, 
and eight chaplains foresaid, put and appointed therem by the said founder to 
serve God Most High in all times to come for ever, All and whole those six- 
teen acres of land of our common moor commonly called the Gallow Mure, lying 
on the east side of our said city, marched, limited, bounded, and measured by the 
foresaid provost, bailies, councillors and community, as they He in length and breadth, 
two acres thereof to be distributed and assigned to each one of the foresaid eight 



1529.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 116 

concesserunt, et per eoram cartaiu in puram et perpetnam elimosmam 
donarunt. REDDENDO propterea et faciendo inde annuatim subdecanus 
exponens fundator et octo capellani predict! suique successores imper- 
petumn et perpetuis futuris temporibus, nobis, succeBSoribus et capitulo 
noBtrifi, ac preposito, balliuis, conBulibus et communitati predictis et 
eomm succesBoribus orationum suflfragia deuotarum tantmn, prout in carta 
pergaminea dictorom prepositi, balliuorom, consulnm, et communitatis dicte 
nostre ciuitatis, buo sigillo commnni cera rubea albe impresBa roborata, sub 
data apud cinitatem noBtram GlasguenBem quarte diei mensiB Maii, anni 
Domini milleBimi qningenteBimi vigeBimi noni, dcBuper confecta plenius 
continetur; et Bicut eadem Bubiungebat petitio, si datio, concessio et donatio 
sexdecim acrarum predictarum, per prepositiim, balliuos, consules et com- 
mnnitatem predictos, vt premittitiur, facte, per nos eorondem in Bpiritnalibus 
et temporalibuB inmiediate dominnm superiorem et ordinarium confirma- 
rentur et approbarentur ; per hoc plmimum decori dicte ecdesie beata- 
mm Marie et Anne predictarum, et octo capellanorum predictorum statui, 
qnieti et vtilitati plmimum consulerentur. Quare pro parte dicti subdecani 
exponentifl nobis fuit humiliter supplicatum vt concessionem, dationem et 
donationem sexdecim acrarum predictarum et singula in carta predicta 
contenta pro illorum subsistentia firmiori ordinaria auctoritate approbare, 

chaplams and their sucoesaorB for ever, at the will and cUsposal of the said Master 
James, subdean, the petitioner. Paying and making therefor yearly the subdeau 
petitioner and founder, and the foresaid eight chaplains and tiiieir successors for 
ever and in all times to come, to us, our successors and chapter, and the provost, 
bailies, councillors and community foresaid, and their successors, suffrages of devont 
supplications only, as is more fully contained in the parchment charter made there- 
upon of the said provost, bailies, councillors and community of our said city, con- 
firmed with their common seal impressed with red wax upon white, under date, at our 
dty ef Glasgow, the fourth day of the month of May, the year of God, one thousand 
five hundred and twenty nine : and like as is subjoined in the same petition, that if 
the gift, grant, and donation of the foresaid sixteen acres, made by the foresaid 
provost, bailies, councillors and community, as aforesaid, were confirmed and approved 
by us their immediate lord superior and ordinary in things spiritual and temporal ; 
thereby the honor of the said church of St Mary and St Ann foresaid, and the state, 
quiet and weal of the foresaid eight chaplains would be very much furthered : 
Wherefor on behalf of the said subdean, the petitioner, it was humbly besought 
of us, that we would deign to approve, ratify and confirm by our ordinaiy 



116 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1529. 

ratificare et confirmare, aliasque in premissis oportuna providere dignare- 
mur. Nob igitur huiusmodisupplicacionibus tanquam justis et racionabilibus 
inclinati, coDoessionem, dationem et donationem predictas ac cartam ante- 
dictam desuper confectam, ao prout illas concernunt, omnia et singula in 
carta hniusmodi contenta, dummodo concesBio, diuisio, limitatio et menanra- 
tio Bexdecim acrarum predictarum iter publicum itinerantibus et tenentibus 
terrarum noBtrarum de Burrowfeild dictis acris adiacentium ex vna parte 
accedendi ad ciuitatem nostram GlaBguensem et recedendi ab eadem ali- 
quatinufi nonimpediant, ordinaria auctoritate, ac omnibus melioribus mode, 
via, forma, jure et causa quibus melius et efficacius possumus et debemus, de 
expresso consensu et assensu venerabilium fratrum nostrorum dominorum 
decani et capituli nostri predictorum, propter hoc in coram generali 
Penthecostali consilio legitime congregatorum, tenore presentium appro- 
bamus, ratificamus et confirmamus, ao perpetue firmitatis robur obtinere et 
inuiolabiliter obseruari debere decemimus; omnesque et singulos tam iuris 
quam &cti defectus, si qui forsan interuenerint in eisdem, prefata auctori- 
tate supplemus. In quorum omnium et singulorum fidem et testimonium 
premissorum presentibus manu nostra subscriptis sigillum nostrum rotun- 
dum, vnacum sigillo communi dicti capituli nostri, in signum expressum 

authority the grant, gift and donation of the foresud sixteen acres, and the sundry 
things contained in the foresaid charter for their better sustentation, and provide 
otherwise what was meet in the premises. We therefore being well disposed to- 
wards the said supplication as right and reasonable, by our ordinary authority, and 
in all the best manner, way, form, right and cause which we best and with most effect 
can and ought, with express consent and assent of our venerable brethren, the fore- 
said Sirs the dean and our chapter lawfully assembled for that effect, in their general 
Whitsimday council, by the tenor of these presents approve, ratify and confirm the 
foresaid grant, gift and donation, and th^ charter foresaid made thereupon, and 
all and sundry the contents of such charter so far as concern them, and decern that 
the same have the force of perpetual strength and ought to be inviolably observed ; 
provided the g^rant, marching, limiting, and measuring of the foresaid sixteen acres 
do not in any wise prejudice or impede a public way to travellers, and the tenants of 
our lands of Burrowfield adjacent to the said acres on the one side, going to our 
city of Glasgow and returning therefrom ; and by oar foresaid authority, we supply 
all and sundry defects as well of right as of fact, if any happen to be therein. In 
faith and witness of all and sundry which premises, our round seal, together with 
the common seal of our said chapter, in token of their express consent and assent 



1542.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 117 

consensus et assensus pfedictorom, est appensnm, apud ecclesiam nostram 
metropolitanam Glasguensem, die Sabbati in vigilia Penthecostes, videlicet, 
decima quinta mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo vigesi- 
mo none et nostre consecrationis anno quarto. 

Gauinus, Glasguensis Archiepiscopus. 

aforesaid, is appended to these presents, subscribed with our hand, at our metro- 
politan church of Glasgow, the Saturday on the eve of Whitsunday, to wit, the 
fifteenth day of the moDth of May, the year of God, one thousand five hundred 
and twenty nine, and of our consecration the fourth year. 

Gavin, Archbishop of Glasgow. 



XLIX. 

Abstbact of Act or Decree obtained by the Town of Glasgow 
against the inhabitants of Butherglen and Renfrew, as to 
bringing goods to the market of Glasgow. 10 June 1542. 

Act or Decreit obtained by the toun of Glasgow against the inhabitants 
of the burghs of Rutherglen and Renfrew, ordaining letters to be direct 
to charge the inhabitants of the saids burghs to suflfer the bringing of the 
severale goods therein specified to the mercat of Glasgow, dated the 
10th day of June 1542. 



118 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1547, 



Lbtter by Queen Mary, with consent of her tutor, James, Earl of 
Arran, governor of her realm, confirming letters of exemption 
from taxes granted to the University by King James II., No. 
XXIV.; King James III., No. xxx.; King James IV., No. xlui.; 
and King James V., No. xlv. Linlithgow, 6 July 1647. 

Yr E witht avise anthorite and consent of oure derrest cousing and tutoiir, 
James erle of Arrane lord Hammyltoun, etc., protectour and gonemour 
of our realme, ratifeis appreiffis and for vs and oure successouris per- 
petualy confirmis be thir oure lettres [the lettres] vnderwrityne, maid and 
giffin be vmquhil our maist nobill progenitouris of gud mynd eflber follow- 
ing, quhome God assoilye, to the Vniuersite and Cete of Glasgw, and to 
the rectouris, denis of faculte, procuratouris, regentis, maisteris and 
scholaris of the sammyne, that is to say, ane Lettre maid and gewin be 
oure maist noble progenitour James the Secund, quhom God assoilye, vnder 
his greit seile, of the dait at Sterueling the xx of Apiile the yer of God 
ane thousand foure hundretht liij yeris, and of his regne the xvij yer; 
ane vthir Lettir maid to thaim be Eyng James the Thrid, quhome God 
assoilye, vnder his greit seill, of the dait at Edinburght the x day of 
December the yer of God ane thousand iiij® sevinty and tua yeris, and of 
his regne the xiij yer; and the thrid Lettre maid to thaim and thair suc- 
cessouris be oure maist noble grandschir King James the Ferd, quhome 
God assoilye, vnder his priue seile, of the dait at Edinburght the vij day 
of Junij and of his regne the xxj yer ; and the ferd Lettir maid eUkwiss 
to thaim and thair successouris be our maist noble and derrest &der 
King James the Fyft, quhome God assoilye, witht consent and assent of 
his derrest cousing and tutour Johne vmquhill Duke of Albany, etc., pro- 
tectour and gouemour of his reahne, vnder his signet, of the dait at 
Edinburght the xx day of May the yer of God ane thousand v® tuenty 
and tua yeris, schawin and producit befoir oure said derrest cousing and 
tutour, witht all and syndry the priuilegis, coucessionis, immimiteis, and 



1668 ] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 119 

firedomefi conteDit in the sammyney and in special the exonerationn and 
dischargyne of all taxationis, exactionis and v theris chargis quhatsumeuer 
that ma be imput vpoun thaim, as the saidis letteris proportis, gi%ne to 
the saidis rectouris, denis of faculte, procuratouris, regentis, maisteris and 
scholaris of the said Vniuersite present and for to cnm ; chargeing herfoir 
all and syndry oure officiaris, legis and snbdittis present and to cum, that 
nane of yow tak vpone hand to do or attempt ony thing in the contrar of 
the saidis exemptionis, exonerationis, &culteis, immuniteis and priuilegis 
foirsaidis, grantit to the said Vniuersite, rectouris and suppositis tharof| con- 
tenit in the saidis foure letteris in ony wise in tyme cuming, vnder all heast 
pane and charg at may efter follow. Giffin ynder our signet, and sub* 
scriwit be our said derrest cousyng and tutour the govemour, at Linlythgw 
the saxt day of JuUj the yere of God ane thousand fyfe hundretht fourty 
sewin yeris, and of our regno the fyft yer, etc. 



LL 

Instrument in regard to the election by the Archbishop of Glasgow 
of the Bailies of the city for the following year. 3 October 
1663. 

JiLeMORIE traditur quomodo honorabilis vir Andreas Hamyltoun do 
Cochnocht, prepositus, et totus coetus senatorum civitatis Glasguensis, 
die Martis proximo post festum divi Michaelis Archangeli, quo solent an- 
nuatim novi oonsules.quos ballivos vocamus eligi et creari pro annb futuro, 
in interiore florum hortulo juxta palatium Archiepiscopi Glasguensis 

It is recorded for remembrance that, on the Tuesday after the feast of St Michael 
the archangel, on which day every year the new coimcillors, whom we call bailies, 
are wont to be elected and made for the year following, an honourable man, 
Andrew Hamylton of Cochnocht, provost, and a f uU meeting of the magistrates of 
the dly of Glasgow, came into the inner flower garden beside the pdaoe of the 



120 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1563. 

adveneront; BeverendiBsimo cnm nonnullis oanonids capituli ejasdem 
coUoquente et confabulante. Ubi mtdtiis sermombus super dictonim 
consulnm electione ultro citroqiie habitis, scedulam quandam papiri in 
qua nonnullorum ex diguioribuB et prestantioribus viris civitatis nomina 
erant descripta tandem porrigebant, requirentes quos duos eorum ipse 
Reverendissimus voluit in consules sen ballivos pro anno futuro admittere. 
Predicta vero scedula papiri hec nomina continebat : David Lyndesay in 
Troingait, David Lyone, Johannem Murre, magistrum Johannem HaU, 
Andream Dunlop, Jacobum Graham, Archibaldum Lyone et Johannem 
Steward de Boigtoun. Quam ut idem Reverendissimus perlegit, duos 
eorum viz. magistrum Hall et Johannem Mure in consules pro anno futuro 
eligendos et creandos nominavit, eorum nomina in dicta scedula descripta 
indice ipsis preposito et senatoribus predictis demonstrando. Et pre- 
positus et senatores predicti eosdem sic nominates in consules et ballivos 
pro anno futuro in eorum pretorio, ut moris est, eligere fideliter promi- 
serunt, hec verba dicendo, Dominationis vestre desiderio satisfaciemus. Et 
his dictis recesserunt in pretoriimi. Quibus dimissis Reverendissimus 
capituli canonicos secum omni hoc tempore existentes sic aUocutus est. 
Pro toUenda omni ulteriore contentione super nominatione et electione 

archbishop of Glasgow, where the most reverend father was talking and conversing 
with some canons of his chapter. There after much discussion on both sides regard- 
ing the election of the BBid councillors, at the last they presented to him a schedule 
of paper wherein were written down the names of some of the most worthy and 
eminent men of the city, asking of him which two of them he the most reverend father 
willed to admit as councillors or bailies for the next year. The foresaid schedule 
of paper contained the names following : — David Lyndesay in Troingait, David 
Lyone, John Murre, Master John Hall, Andrew Dunlop, James Oraham, Archibald 
Lyone, aijd John Steward of Boigtoun. When the said most reverend father had 
read it, he nominated two of them, to wit. Master Hall and John Mure to be 
elected and made councillors for the ensuing year, pointing out with his finger 
their names, written in the said schedule, to the said provost and magistrates. 
And the foresaid provost and magistrates faithfully promised to elect them so 
nominated as councillors and bailies for the next year, in their tolbooth, as the 
custom is, using these words, ' We shall do your lordship's will !' And so saymg 
they retired to the tolbooth. After they were sent away, the most reverend father 
spoke in this maimer to the canons of the chapter who had been with him all the 
wbUe: — For the removal of all further contention respecting the nomination and. 



1664.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 121 

consolum civitatis nostre GlasguenBis in posterum fortassis exoriunda, 
opere pretium duximus omnem rem hano inter nos et dicte civitatis 
nostre prepositum et eenatores nnper gestam infltrumento firmare; et 
instrumentum petiit. Acta iij die OctobriB MDLin. Testibus canonicis. 

election of coundllors of our city of Glasgow that shall happen to arise in time 
to come, we have thought it worth while to have all this business, which has 
past just now between ns and the provost and magistrates of our said city, con- 
firmed by an instrument : and he asked an instrument. Done on the 3d day of 
October 1663 ; witnesses, the canons. 



Abstract of a Decree by the Lords of Secret Oouncil assoilzing the 
provost, bailies, councillors and community from a suit by the 
Archbishop for refusing to pay certain duties. 10 December 
1554. 



Ane 



decreit befor the Lords of Councell, upon a lybell pursued be 
James, archbishop of Glasgow, against this brugh for alledgeing them- 
selves to be doted and infeft be the bishop's predecessors in certain 
priviledges and liberties of this brugh, and to be infefb be the Kings, and 
thairby uses thair liberties ; In the quhilk rights the town is oblidged to 
pay certain dewties to the bishop which they doe not, and thairfore craving 
the exhibitione of the rights and transumpts of what concerns the bishop. 
By which decreit the Lords assoilzies this brugh frae the lybell. Dated 
10 December 1554. 



122 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1665-6. 



LIIL 

Letter by Queen Mary and her mother, the Queen Begent, 
exempting the rector of the University, the dean of faculty, 
and a regent in the ped^pgogy, from any share of the tax of 
£10,000 granted by the clergy of the realm. Edinburgh, 8 
February 1566-6. 



w. 



E and oure derrest moder Mary Quene Drowrear and regent of oure 
realme vnderstanding that the Vniuersite of Glasgw and membris thairof 
hais bene fre and exemit fra all payment of taxtis and contributionis to ony 
oure maist nobill progenitouris of gude mynd sen the first erectione 
thairof; And beyng myndit rather to augment nor hurt thare priuilegis, for 
the zele and favoure we heir thairto and conunone wele of our realme^ 
dischargis exoneris and quieteclamis Maister Johne Colquhoune person of 
Stobo, Rector for the tyme of the said Vniuersite, Maister Johne Layng, 
person of Luss, dene of Facultye, and Maister Johne Houstone, vicar of 
Glasgu, regent in the Pedagog tharof, for thair partis of the taxtt and 
contributioun of ten thousand pund grantit to ws and oure said derreSt 
moder be the clergy of Scotland in the moneth of Januare the yeir of God 
jm yj fifty.foxire yeiris or tharby. And attore dischargis ane reverend &der 
in God, and oure traist counsaloure,Williame bischop of Dunblane, collectour 
generall of the said taxt, oure £skmiliar clerk and counsaloure Maister 
Henry Synclare dene of Glasgw, [and all] vtheris quliome it efferis, of all 
asking cravyng monyssing and ledyng of process quhatsumever aganis 
the saidis personis for thare partis of the said taxt of thare foirsaidis 
beneficis of Stobo, Luss and Vicarage of Glasgu, be the tenore heirof. 
Gevin vnder oure signett, and subscrivit be our said derrest moder Marie 
Quene Drowriar and regent of our realme, at Edinburgh, the viij day of 
Februar the yeir of God j" v® fifty-five yeris, and of our regnne the xiiij 
yeir etc. 



1666.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 123 



LIV. 

Letter by Queen Mary and her mother, the Queen Regent, 
exempting the rector, dean of faculty, and regent in the 
pedagogy, from payment of the subsidy of £2000 voted by the 
clergy, and from payment of taxes in all time coming. Falkland, 
15 June 1656. 

f V E and our derrest moder Marie Queue Drowrear and regent of oure 
realme wndirstandyng that the Vniueraite of Glasgw and membris tharof 
hes bene fre and exemitt fra all payment of taxtie and contributionis to 
ony oure noble progenitouiis of gude mynd sen the first erectione thairof ; 
And beyng myndit rathar to augment nor hurtt thare privilegis, for the 
zele and favoure we beir thairto and commone well of our realme dis- 
chargeis, exoneris and quietclamis, Maister Archibald Betone, chantoure of 
Aberdene, rectourfor the time of the said Vniuersite, Maister John Layng, 
persone of Luss, dein of Faculte, and Maister Johne Houstoune, vicare of 
Glasgu, regent in the Pedagog thairof, for thare part of the taxt and cou- 
tributione of tway thowsand pundis grantit to ws and oure derrest moder 
be the clergy of Scotland in the moneth of Maij the yeir of God j" v® fifty 
sax y eiris. And als of all taxtis contributionis and chargis to be putt vpon 
the rectouris, denis of faculte, and regentis of the said Vniuersite in ony 
tymes cuming ; dischargeand heirfore all and sindrye oure coUectouris, pre- 
sent and to cum, of all asking, cravyng, monyssyng and ledyng of pro- 
cess quhatsumever aganis the saidis personis for thare part of the said 
taxtt of thare beneficis foirsaidis. And siclike dischargeand the rectouris 
denis of faculte, and regentis of the said Vniuersite for the tyme of all 
payment of ony taxttis chargis or contributionis to ws or oure succes- 
souris in all tymes to cum be the tenore heirof. Gevin vnder oure signett, 
and subscrivit be oure said derrest moder Marie Queen Drowrear and 
regent of oure realme, at Falkland the fyftene day of Junij the. yeir of 
God j" V fiftysax yeris, and of oure regnne the fourttein yeere. 

MARIE R. 



124 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [15567 



LV. 

Letter by Queen Mary and the Queen Regent^ discharging the 
rector of the University, the dean of feculty, and the principal 
regents in the pedagogy from payment of any part of two 
subsidies, the one of £2000, the other of £2600, granted by 
the clergy. StirUng^ 14 March 1656-7* 



w 



E and onr derrest moder Marie Queine Drowrear and regent of 
cure reahne, wnderstanding that the Yniuersite of Glasgw and membris 
thairof has beine fre and exemit fra all payment of taxationes and con- 
tributiones to ony our noble progenitores of guid mynd sen the first 
erectioun tharo£ And beand myndit rather to augment nor hurt thair 
priuilegis, for the zele and fiiuore we beyr thairto and commowne weill of 
oure realme, dischargis, exoneris and quitclamis Master Archibald Betoune, 
chantoure of Aberdeine, instant Rector of the said Yniuersite, Master 
Johne Howstoune, vicar of Glasgu, deine of faculte, and Maister Johne 
Dauidsone, pensionar of the personage of Einkell wythtin the diocesy 
of Aberdeine, principall regent of the said Yniuersite and Pedagoge 
thairof for thair partis of the taxationes and contributiones grantit to ws 
and oure derrest moder be the clergy of Scotland, videlicet of tua thousand 
pundis in the moneth of Maij, and wtheris tua thousand and five hundred 
pundis in the moneth of December last and immediatly bipast in this 
instant yeir of God j" V* Ivj yens. Dischargeand heirfoir all and syndry 
oure collectores of the foirsaidis taxis, be the tenor of thir presentis, of all 
asking, cra^ving, monissing and leding of process quhatsumeuir aganis the 
saidis personis for thair partis of the saidis contributiones, for thair beneficis 
foirsaidis, be the tenor heiro£ Geven wnder oure signet, and subscriuit be 
oure said derrest moder Marie Queine Drowrear and regent of oure realme, 
at Striueling, the xiiij day of Marche the yeir of God j™ v° lyj yeris, and 
of oure regnne the xiiij yeir. 

MARIE R. 



1557-a] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 126 



LVI. 

Bond of Maintenance by James, Duke of Ghatelherault, to the 
Archbishop and Chapter of Glasgow, undertaking to protect 
the see in all its rights and privileges. Edinburgh, 6 February 
1667-8. 



B 



E it kend till all men be thir present letteris, ws, James Duke of 
Ghatelrault erie of Arrane Lord Hamiltoune, for sa meikil as ane maist 
reverend fader in God James Archbischop of Glasgow hes maid and 
constitut ws and our aires, with avyce and consent of his cheptour, his 
bailzes of all and syndry his landis of baronry and regalitie of Glasgow 
for the space of nyntene zeris, as thair letteris thaimpon under his and 
his forsaid cheptouris commoun seil beris, and thairfor for singular favoris 
we here to the Metropolitane Kirk of Glasgow our moder quhair diverse 
of our forbearis lyis quhilkis brukit the said office of bailzerie for thair 
tyme, and als havand consideratioune of this penllous and dangerous 
tyme quhair detestabil heresies ryses and increasis in the diocy of 
Glasgow, beand of gud mynde and purpos God willing to repress thaim 
eftir our power, and thairfor to be bundin and obliged and be thir pre- 
sentis letteris bindis and obligis ws and our airis, be the faith and truth 
in our bodies, to the said maist reverend fader, his successours and 
cheptour, to mantayne, supplye, and fortifie and tak afald part and syde 
with our friendis and all othiris that will take our part quen neid beis, we 
beand requirit tharto, with thame in all thair gude honest and lefull 
matteris actionis and querellis belangand to thaim, and sail defend him 
and tham thair privilegis of thair kirk of Glasgow, thair landis, servandis 
and tenentis as ony otheris his or thair bailzes hes done to him or thame 
or thair predecessoris, archbischopis and cheptour of Glasgow, in ony 
tyme bygane, aganis quhatsumevir person or personis within this realme, 
except the Queenis grace presentUe or Kingis grace authorities for the 
tyme allanerlie, and sail nocht thoU the said maist reverend fader, his 
SQccessouris or cheptour, thair privilegis, kirklandis, tennentis nor servanda 



126 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1561. 

be put down, wrangit, injurit, troublit nor molestit be na person or per- 
Bonis withis this realme, except the supreme auctoritie as said is, nor 
sail nocht put down, injure, troubil nor molest him nor thame ours^ our 
airis nor nane otheris that we may gudlie stop, bot in case that ony wald 
pretend the samyne sail syde, mantene, supply, fortifie and tak afald part 
with him and tham at our uttir power as said is, and speciallie sail assist 
and concur with him and tham in expeUing of hereseis within the diocy 
of Glasgow and punising of heretykis beand within the samyne, with 
all our frendis and partakeris eftir our uttir power how oft and quhat 
tyme we be requirit be the said maist reverend fadir and his successoris 
to do the samyne, without any excusatioune or delay, to the honour of 
God and our patron St Mungo. In witnes of the quhilk thing to thir 
our present letteris of maintenance, subscrivit with our hand, our proper 
seal of armis is hingin at Edinburgh the sext day of Februare the yeire 
of God MDLvn. 

JAMES. 



LVIL 

KoTAKiAL Instbument Setting forth that a search had been made for 
the Archbishop, and protesting that he being absent, the Town 
Council may elect Magistrates. Glasgow, 30 September 1561. 



h 



Dei nomine. Amen. Per hoc presens publicum instrumentima cunctis 
pateat euidenter et sit notum, quod anno incamationis Dominice millesimo- 
quingentesimo sexagesimo prime, die vero Martis videUcet Septembris 
vltimo, indictione quarta, pontificatus Pij quart] anno tertio. In mej 
notarij publici et testium subscriptorum presentia, personaliter constitutua 

IN the name of God, amen. By this present public instniment be it evidently 
known and patent to all men, that on Tuesday, to wit, the last of September, 
the year of our Lord's incarnation one thousand five hundred and sixty-one, the 
fourth indiction, the third year of the pontificate of Pins the Fourth ; in pre- 
sence of me, notary public, and witnesses underwritten, personally compeared an 



1661.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 127 

honorabilis vir Robertus Lyndsaye de Dunrod et prepositiis burgi et 
ciuitatis Glasguensis, nomine consulum et procerum ac totiuB commu- 
nitatifl eiusdem ciuitatis, subscriptam expositionem obediencie declara- 
tionem inuestigationem ac protestationem infrascriptam fecit peregit 
dixit et promnlganit, prout fiisius in&a in vtdgarj describitur, videlicet, 

honourable man, Robert Lyndsaye of Dunrod and provost of the borgh and 
city of Glasgow, and in name of the councillors and magistrates and whole com- 
munity of the said city, made, executed, said, and published the underwritten 
statement, declaration of obedience, search, and protestation underwritten, to wit. 



The quhilk daye, passit ane honorable man Robert Lyndsaye of Dunrod 
and prouest of Glasgw, acCumpaneit with ane grit part of the counsale 
and conmiunitie of the said burght and citie of Glasgw, to the castell of 
the samyn, as to the principall mansioun and duelling place of the bischop 
thairof, and thair in the clois of the samyn, befoir me notar and witnes 
vudervrittin, exponit that this daye, videlicet, the first Twysdaye eftir 
Michaelmes he, togidder with the haill counsale and commimitie of the 
said ciete, according to thair auld custome, had convenit in the tolbuyth 
of the samyn for chesing of certane persounes to be lytis vpone the office 
of baillierie of the said towne for this instant yeir, and to that effect had 
in his handis ane tikat in writt contenand thir names following, videlicet, 
James Law, Dauid Lyoim, maister Adame Wallace, Andro Dunlop, maister 
Adame Colquhoun, Archibald Lyoun, James Boyde, Johne Wilsoun, 
pewderar, and James Flemeyng, induellaris and conburgessis of the said 
ciete, and that the said counsale and towne was willing to obtemper and 
obey the decreit of the lordis of counsale and letteris of foure formes 
rasit thairupoim at the instance of ane reuerend fader James archibischop 
of the said citie, and to schaw thair obedience theirunto the said prouest, 
in name and behalf of the said haill counsale and communitie, socht and 
scersit the said bischop at his foirsaid castell and mansioun place, pre- 
sentand thair the foirsaid tikat contenand the said names of lytes and 
requirit and desyrit the said archibischop, or ony haveand sufficient power 
of him to that effect, to name and cheis out ony twa of the foimemmit 
personnes to beir the office of ballierie of Glasgw for this instant yeir ; 



128 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1661. 

and becaus the said archibischop, nor na wther personn haifigind power 
foirsaid, was ihair present the said prouest in semlable maner passit to 
the Metxopolitane Kirk of Glasgpi to the qweir dnr thairof and in lik 
maner exponit, socht, and serchit as is afoir rehersit; and becans the 
personall presence of the said bischop, nor wthir haifand power as said 
is, culd nocht be had, thairfore the said prouest, in name and behalf 
foirsaid, protestit solemnitlie that thair absence wat haldin for thair 
presence, and that their absence sold nocht be hurt nor preuidice to 
thame bot that thai mycht thame selfis cheis and elect ony twa of the 
personnes foirsaid to vse the said oflSce for this yeir becaus (as he said) 
the foirsaid towne and burght micht nocht want sick to beir the said 
office for administratioun of justice betwix nychtbour and nychtboure, 
and that they had done their exact diligence in serching of the said 
bischop, and was willing to obey and obtemper the said decrete and 
Queues letteres passit thairupoun, and that thair chesing, for caussis 
foirsaid, was nocht preiudiciall nor hurt to the samyn nor to the said 
bischopis richt that he had thaironto. Super quibus onmibus et singulis 
premissis prefatus Robertus, propositus, a me notario publico subscripto 
sibj fieri petijt vnum et plura publicum et publica instrumentum et in- 
sti-umenta. Acta erant hec in clausura dictj ccustri et in dicta ecclesia 
Glasguensis respectiue et successiue circiter horam vndecimam ante meri- 
diem, sub anno, die, mense, indictione et pontificatu, quibus supra ; pre- 
sentibus ibidem, honorabilibus et discretis viris, Gabriele Symple do 
Graigbait, Andrea Hammiltoim de Cochtnocht, magistro Johanne Hall, 
Willelmo Hegait, Johanne Grhame, Gavino Grhame, Thoma Forrett, 
Mattheo Heriot, Felano Johnsoun, Gilberto Craig, Jacobo Riche, conbur- 
gensesdicte ciuitatis, Johanne Youngar in Partik Johanne Lyndsaye et 

Upon which all and sundry the premises, the foresaid Robert, provost, asked of 
me, notary public underwritten, one and more public instruments to be made to 
him. These things were done in the dose of the said castle and in the said church 
of Glasgow, respectively and successively, about the eleventh hour forenoon, year, 
day, month, indiction, and pontificate as above; present there honourable and discreet 
men, Gabriel Symple of Craigbait, Andrew Hammiltoun of Cochtnocht, Master 
John Hall, William Hegwt, John Grhame, Gavin Grhame, Thomas FoiTett, 
Matthew Heriot, Phelim Johnsoun, Gilbert Craig, John Riche, co-burgesses of the 
said dty, John Youngar in Partik, John Lyndsaye and Alexander Lyndsay, 



1563.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 129 

Alexandre Lyndsay fratribus dicti Robertj, cum multis alijs testibns ad 
premissa vocatis habitis et requisitus. 

Et ego vero Henricus Gibsoun artium magiBter dericus ciuitatis 
Glasguensis, etc 

brothers of the sidd Robert, ^vith many others, witnesses to the premises called, 
had and required* 

And I Heniy Gibsonn, master of arts, clerk of the dty of Glasgow, etc. 



Lvm. 

Letter by Qaeen Mary, under her Privy Seal, founding bursaries 
for five poor children, and granting to the College certain lands 
and annual rents for their maintenance, Glasgow, 13 July 
1663. 



Mabi 



HE be the grace of God Qaene of Scottis, to the lordis of cure 
counsale and sessioun and cure comptrollare now present and being for 
the tyme greting. Forsamekile as within the citie of Glasgw ane 
Crollege and Vniuersite was devisit to be hade, quhairin the youthe micht 
be brocht yp in letres and knawlege, the commoune welth servit, and 
vertew incressit. Off the quhilk College, ane parte of the scuUs and 
chalmeris being biggit the rest thairof alsweill dnellingis as provisioune 
for the pouir bmisouris and roaisteris to teche ceissit sua that the samyn 
appeiit rather to be the decay of ane Vniuersitie nor ony wyse to be 
rekoit ane establisset fundatioun. And we for the zele we beir to letres, 
and for the gude will we haue that vertew be incressit within oure reahne, 
haue foundit and erectit, and be thir oure letres foundis and erectis, five 
ponir childrene bursouris within the said college to be caUit in all tymes 
cmning, Bursouris of oure Foundatioune. And for fumessing and provi- 
sioune to be maid to the saidis five bursouris we haue gevin and grantit, 
and be thir oure lettres gevis and grantis, to thame thir aikeris landis and 
annuellis vnderwritten, mailes feimes proffittis and dewiteis thairof to bo 

1 R 



130 . CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1568. 

applyit for fiimessing of thame in meit, cleithing and vtherie necessaris 
to thair BUfltentatioune. That is to say, the manss and Kirkrowme of 
the Freiris Predicatouris i^dthin the said citie ; threttene aikeris of land 
Hand besyde the samyn citie ; tene markis of annuell qnhilkis war wount 
to be vptakin be the saidis Freiris of sindrie tenementis within the 
citie foirsaid ; twenty markis of annuell to be taken vp yeirlie of the 
Nethertonn of Hammiltoun ; tene bollis ferm« meill to bo taken vp yeirlie 
of certane landis within the bonndis of the Levinax and tene markis to be 
taken vp yeirlie of the landis and lordschip of Avendaill. And ordanis the 
maister of the said College and Vniuersite now present and being for the 
tyme, to intromett and tak vp the males, fermes, proffittis and dewiteis of 
the saidis aikeris, landis, manss, and yairdis and annuellis foirsaidis, yeirlie 
and in all tymes cuming, and apply the samyn to the sustentatioun of 
the saidis bursouris. And to sett and raiss the saidis aikeris, manss and 
yardis imputt and outputt the tennentis and occupiaris thairof at thair 
plesoure. Quhairfore we charge straitlie and commmandis yow our said 
oomptroUare now present and being for the tyme that ye causs the 
maister of the said College and his successouris maisteris thairof be 
answerit of the mailes, fermes, proffitis and dewiteis of the saidis landis, 
aikeris, manss and yairdis, and annuellis foii^aidis. And that ye suffer 
thame intromett with the samyne occupy labour sett and dispone 
thairupoune at thair awin plesoure. And that ye mak na stop, troubill 
nor impediment to thame thairin, swa that the samyne may be applyit to 
the effect foirsaid in all tymes cuming. Chairgeing alsua yow the saidis 
lordis of oure Counsale and Sessioun to direct our vtheris lettres at the 
said, maisteris instance to the effect foirsaid. Ay and quhill ane generall 
ordoure be taken be ws thairin. At the quhilk tyme we mynd to doit the 
landis and annuellis forsaidis thairto. And als to mak the said College 
to be provydit of sic ressonabile leving that tharin the liberale sciences 
may be planlie techet, siclike as the samyn ar in vtheris collegis of this 
realme swa that the College foirsaid salbe reputit Oure Foundatioun in 
in all tyme crnning. And to that effect we ordane that quheneuir the 
maister thairof or ony of the bursouris of the samyn happynnis to deceiss, 
that vtheris in thair rowmes be placit be ws and oure successouris that 
the memorie of the gude will we beir to vertew may remane to the 
posteriteis tocum. Qevin vnder oure priue seile, at Glasgw, the threttene 



1566-7.] RELATmG TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 131 

day of July the yeir of God j™ v° threscore thre yeiris, and of oure regnne 
the twentyeane yeir. 

Per eignaturam manibus S. D. N. Regine et suorum computorum 
rotulatorifi subficriptam. 



LIX. 

Chaeteb by Queen Mary, granting the Kirk-livings to the Provost, 
Bailies, Councillors, and Community of Glasgow, for the support 
of the ministers, and the erection and endowment of an hospital 
for the poor and infirm in the biu-gh. Edinburgh, 16 March 
1666-7- 

JuARIA Dei gratia Regina Scotonmi : Vniuersis probis hominibus tocius 
terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. SciATiS quia nos impensius munus 
nostrum erga diuinum seruicium perpendentes [et pro ardenti zelo], 
quern ob inter tenendam policiam et equabilem ordinem inter subditos 
nostros precipue vero infra Ciuitatem nostram de Glasgw [preservandum 
habemus], Considerantes itaque nos ex oflScio teneri [et] munus erga 
Deum complecti debere, cuius prouidentia regimini huius regni propo- 
nimur, sicque nobis ex officio incumbere omni honesto mode pro ministris 
verbi Dei prouidere, et quod hospitalia pauperibus mutilatis* et miseris 
personis, orphanis et parentibus distitutis infantibus, infira dictam nostram 

Mary by the grace of God Queen of Scots : To all good men of her whole land 
derics and laics, greeting. Enow ye that we more carefully reflecting upon our duty 
towards the service of God, [and out of the ardent zeal] which [we have for mun- 
taining] the dvil polity, and preserving good order among our subjects, but especially 
within our dty of Glasgow ; and also considering that we by our ofiSce are bound 
and ought to be careful of our duty towards God, by whose providence we are set 
over the government of this kingdom ; and that it is incumbent on us in virtue of 
our office by all honest means to provide for the ministers of God's word, and that 
hospitals for poor midmed and miserable persons, orphans and children deprived of 
their parents, may be maintained within our said city, did on attaining our majority. 



132 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1566-7. 

cioitatem preseruentur, post noatram perfectam etatem, cum auisamento 
dominorum secret! consilii nostri, dedimus conceBsimus dispofluimus, ac 
pro nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo confirmauimus, necnon 
tenore presentium damus concedimus disponimus, ac pro nobis et suc- 
cessoribus nostris [pro] perpetuo confirmamus predilectis nostris Pre- 
posito Balliuis Consulibus et Communitati dicte nostre CSuitatis de 
Glasgw et ipsorum successoribus imperpetuum, Omnes et singulas terras, 
tenementa, domes, edificia, ecclesiasi capellas, hortos, pomeria, croftas, 
annuos redditus, fructus, deuorias, proficua, emolimenta, firmas, elemo- 
zinas lie daill Muer, obitus et anniuersaria quecunque, que quouismodo 
pertinuerunt aut pertinere dinoscuntur ad qua43cunque capellanias, alte- 
ragia, prebendarias, in quacunque ecclesia, capella aut coUegio infra 
dictam nostram ciuit^tem de Glasgw fundata sen fundatas per quemcun- 
que patronum, in quamm possessione capellani et prebendarii earundem 
perprius fuerant, vbicunque prefate domus, tenementa, edificia, pomeria, 
horti, annui redditus, anniuersaria, fructus, prouentus et emolimenta 
jacent aut prius leuate fuerant respectiue, cum maneriis locis, pomeriis, 
terris, annuis redditibus, emolimentis et deuoriis quibuscunque que Fratri- 
bus Dominicalibus sen Predicatoribus et Minoribus sen Franciscanis dicte 
nostre ciuitatis de Glasgw perprius pertinuerunt; vnacum omnibus et 
singulis terris, domibus, tenementisque jacentibus infra dictam nostram 

with the advice of the Lords of our Privy Council, give, grant, dispone, and for us 
and oar successors for ever confirm, and do by the tenor of these presents give, 
grant, dispone, and for as and oar successors for ever confirm to our well beloved 
the provost, baiUes, councillors, and conunanity of our said city of Glasgow, and 
their successors for ever. All and Singalar the lands, tenements, houses, buildings, 
churches, chapels, yards, orchards, crofts, annual rents, fruits, duties, profits, emolu- 
ments, rents, alms, daill-silver, obits, and anniversaries whatsoever, which anywise 
belonged or are known to belong to any chaplainrieS| altarages, and prebends, 
founded in any church, chapel, or college within our said city of Glasgow by what- 
soever patron, in possession whereof the chaplains and prebendsuies of the same 
formerly were, wheresoever the foresaid houses, tenements, bnildmgs, orchards, yards, 
annual rents, anniversaries, fruits, profits, and emoluments lie, or were formerly up- 
lifted respectively; with the manor-places, orchards, lands, annual rents, emoluments, 
and duties whatsoever which formerly belonged to the Dominican or Preaching 
Friars, and to the Minorites or Franciscans of our said city of Glasgow : together 
with aJl and sundry lands, houses, and tenements lying within our said city and the 



1666-7.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 133 

ciuitatem et libertatem eiusdem, cum omnibus annuis redditibus de qua- 
cunque domo terns et tenemento infra dictam nostram ciuitatem leuandis, 
datis donatis et fimdatis quibuscunque capellanis, alteragiis, ecclesiis, mor- 
tuaiiis aut anniuersariis, vbicunque sint infra regnum nostrum; ac etiam cum 
omnibus et singulis annuis redditibus et aliis deuoriis solitis aut que per 
quamcunque ecclesiam extra dictam nostram ciuitatem a preposito et 
balliuis eiusdem de communi redditu eiusdem pro suffiragiis celebrandis 
demandari potuerint, cum pertinen^iis. Tenendas et habendas omnes et 
singulas prefatas terras et tenementa, domes, edificia, pomeria, ortos, croflas, 
annuos redditus, frnctus, deuorias, proficua, emolimenta, firmas, elemozinas, 
obitus, anniuersaria, ecclesias, capellas, fratnimloca, ortos,cum pertinentiis, 
prefatis preposito, balliuis, consulibus et communitati eorumque successoii- 
bus de nobis et successoribus nostris imperpetuum, prout jacent in longi- 
tudine et latitudine, in domibus, edifidis, mmis, muremiis, Ugnis, lapide et 
calcOy cum libero introitu et exitu etc., ac cum omnibus aliis et singulis 
libertatibus, commoditaiibuB, proficuis et asiamentis, ac iustis suis pertinen- 
tiis quibuscunque, tam non nominatis quam nominatis, tarn subtus terra 
quam supra terram, ad predictas terras, tenementa, domes, edificia, pomeria, 
ortos, croftas, annuos redditus, fructus, deuorias, et alia prescripta, cum 
pertinentiis, spectantibus sen iuste spectare valentibus quomodolibet, in 

liberty of the same ; with all annual rents leviable from any house, lands, or tenement 
^^rithin our said city, given, granted, and founded, to whatever chaplainries, altar- 
Ages, churches, burials, or anniversaries, wheresoever they may be within oUr king- 
dom ; and also with all and sundry annual rents and other dues customary, or that 
oould be demanded by any church outwith our said city from the provost and bailies 
of the same out of the common good thereof for celebrating suffrages, with the 
pertinents. To hold and to have all and singular the foresaid lands and tenements, 
Iionscs, buildings, orchards, yards, crofts, annual rents, fruits, duties, profits, emolu- 
znents, rents, alms, obits, anniversaries, churches, chapels, fiars' places, yards, with 
'the pertments, to the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors, and community, and their 
successors, of us and our successors for ever, as they lie in length and breadth, in 
houses, buildings, walls, timber, wood, stone and lime, with free ish and entry, etc., 
and with all and sundry other liberties, commodities, profits, and easements, and their 
j'ast pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as named, as well under the ground 
IM above the ground, belonging to the foresaid lands, tenements, houses, buildings, 
orchards, yards, crofts, annual rents, fruits, duties, and other things aforesaid, with 
their pertinents belon^^g, or whidi may justly belong thereto in any manner of way 



134 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [166G-7. 

futurum, libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honoiifice, bene et in pace, absque 
reuocatione aut contradictione qnacunque. CUM POTESTATE memoratis 
preposito, balliuis, consul ibus et communitati, et ipsorum successoribiis, 
per seipsos aut ipsorum collectores quos constituent, prefatos annuos 
redditus fructus deuorias proficua et emolimenta quoscunque leuandi et 
recipiendi vbicunque perprius leuati fuerant, prefatas terras et tenementa 
locandi et remouendi, loca diruta extruendi et reparandi, eademque in 
hospitalia aut alios similes vsus legitimes, prout ipsis cum auisamento 
ministrorum et seniorum dicte nostre ciuitatis videbitiff, reducendi et 
applicandi, adeo libere in omnibus sicuti prefati prebendarii capellani et 
fratres prescripti eisdem perprius gaudere easdemque possidere potuis- 
sent; memorati autem prepositus, balliui, consules et eorum successores 
tenebuntur et astricti erunt ministros lectores et alia ecclesiastica onera 
prefatis annuls redditibus proficuis et deuoriis secundum valorem et quan- 
titatem eorundem sustinere, locaque et edificia reparanda in hospitali- 
tatem et alios vsus prescriptos applicare. CoNSlDERANTES itaque quanta 
fraude ingens numerus dictorum prebendariorum capeUanorum et fratrum 
prescriptorum, qui post alterationem religionis terras anijuos redditus 
et emolimenta ipsorum capellaniis prebendis et aliis locis respectiue 
perprius mortificatas disposuerunt alienarunt et in manibus quorundam 

in time to come, freely, quietly, fully, wholly, honourably, well, and id peace, without 
revocation or challenge whatsoever. With power to the abovementioned provost, 
bailies, councillors, and community, and their successors, by themselves or their 
collectors whom they shall appoint, to uplift and receivp the foresaid annual rents, 
fruits, duties, profits, and emoluments whatsoever, wherever they were formerly 
uplifted, to let and remove [from] the foresaid lands and tenements, to build and 
repair the niinous places, and to restore and apply the same to hospitality, or other 
similar lawful uses, as to them, with the advice of the ministers and elders of our 
said city, shall seem fit, as freely in all respects as the said prebendaries, chaplains, 
and friars before written might have enjoyed and possessed the same afore- 
time. Moreover, the said provost, bailies, coundllors, and their successors shall 
be holden and obliged to support the ministers, readers, and other ecclesiastical 
charges out of the foresaid annual rents, profits, and duties, according to the value 
and quantity of the same, and to apply the places and buildings to be repaired for 
hospitahty and other uses foresaid. Besides, considering how dishonestly a great 
number of the said prebendaries, chaplains, and friars foresaid have, since the change 
of religion, disponed, alienated, and given away mto the hands of certain particular 



1566-7.] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GIJISGOW. 186 

particularium virorum extradonamnt ; ac etiam quod plerique legii nofltrii 
quarundam terrarum tenementorum et annuonim reddituum per ipBorum 
predecessoreB mortificatarum jus eibi acclamarunt per breuia capelle nostre, 
aut alias sasinam, tanquam heredes suorum predecessorum (qui easdem 
ecclesie perprius dotaruut) recuperarunt, quod euenit partim negligentia 
officiariorum dicte nostre ciuitatis et partim coUusione dictorum prebenda- 
riorum capellanorum et fratrum presciiptorum. Quocirca cum auisamento 
prescripto omnes et singulas eiusmodi alienatioues dispositiones et sasinas 
quibus primum prepositum et animus fundatorum infringitur alteratur et 
yariatur, deducendo easdem in particulares vsus, ad eJ0Fectum quod eedem 
in VBUS suprascriptos conuerti poterunt per presentes rescindimus et an- 
nullamus. Quamquidem hano nostram declarationem volumus tanti effecti 
roboris et efficacie atsi persone que easdem dispositiones obtinuerunt par- 
ticulariter citate essent ipsarumque infeofamenta absque vlteriori processu 
rescinderen tur. Ac etiam cum auisamento prescripto vnimus et incorporamus 
omnes et singulas terras, tenementa, domes, edificia, ecclesias, cimiteria, 
capellas, pomeria, croftas, annuos redditus, deuorias, proficua, emolimenta, 
firmas, elemozinas, obitus, anniuersaria, fratrum loca, ortos eorundem cum 
suis pertinentiis in vnum corpus, imposterum appellandum Fundatio nostra 

(or private) persons, the lands, annual rents, and emoluments previously mortified to 
their chaplainries, prebends, and other places respectively, and also that very many 
of our lieges have claimed for themselves, by brieves of our chancery, the right to 
certain lands, tenements, and annual ;:ents mortified by their predecessors, or other- 
wise have again obtmned sasine as heirs of their predecessors, who previously gifted 
the same to the church ; w[hich has happened partly through the negligence of the 
officers of our said dty, and partly through the collusion of the said prebendaries, 
chaplains, and friars, foresaid. Wherefore, with advice aforesaid, we, by these 
presents, rescind and annul all and sundry such alienations, dispositions, and sasines, 
by whi(^ the first purpose and will of the founders is infringed, altered, and changed, 
by perverting the same to particular (or private) uses, to the effect that the same 
may be converted to the purposes above set forth. And this our declaration we will 
to be as strong and effectual as if the persons who obtained the same dispositions 
had been particularly cited and their infeftments rescinded without further process. 
As also, with advice aforesaid, we unite and incorporate all and singular, the lauds, 
tenements, houses, buildings, churches, churchyards, chapels, orchards, crofts, annual 
rents, duties, profits, emoluments, rents, alms, obits, anniversaries, friars' places, yards 
of the same, with their pertinents, into one body in all time coming, to be called our 



186 CHARTEBS AND DOCUMENTS [1566-7. 

Ministerii et Hoepitalitatifi de Glaegw. Yolamns etiam quod vnica sasina, 
per prefatofl prepositum et balHuos et ipsorum aliquem, dicti ministerii et 
hospitalitatis nomine, apud Pretorium dicte nostre ciuitatis semel accepta, 
tarn sufficiens erit sasina perpetuo in futiirum atei eadem super particulares 
terras ad dictos capellanos prebendaries et Fratres pertinentes aut ipsis in 
prefatos annuos redditus, anniuersaria, firmas, proficua et deuoria prescripts 
debita, sumeretur, non obstante locorum distantia. Preterea nolumus per 
presentes capellanos prebendaries et Fratres qui ante dictam alterationem 
prouisi erant per hoc presens nostrum infeofamentum preiudicari, sedreser- 
uamus illis vsum dictorum fructuum et deuoriarum durante eorum vita 
tan turn. Preoipiendo itaque nostrorum computorum rotulatoribus presenti- 
bus et futuris ipsorum coUectoribus et aliis quorum interest in genere 
necnon in specie, quod ne quis eorum recipere aut leuare presumat dictos 
fructus particulariter suprascriptos pro quouis tempore preterite sen future, 
neue impediant aut impedimentum vllum faciant memoratis preposito, 
balliuis, consulibus, communitati, et ipsorum successoribus in pacifica pos- 
sessione eorundem. Bequirendo etordinando etiam dominos Sessionis nostre 
quatenus literas in omnibus quatuor formis ad iustantiam dictorum propositi, 
balliuorum, consulum, communitatis, et ipsorum suecessorum, ad effectum 

Fonndation of the lUBnistry and' Hospitality of Glasgow. We wiU also that one 
sasine, taken once for all at the Tolbooth of our said city by the foresaid provost 
and bailies, or any of them, in name of the said ministry and hospitality, shall be 
as sufiScient sasine for all time coming as if the same were taken upon the particular 
lands belonging to the said chaplains, prebendaries, and friars, or in the foresaid 
annual rents, anniversaries, rents, profits, and duties foressdd due to them, the dis- 
tance of the places notwithstanding. Besides, by these presents, we will that no 
injury be done to the chaplains, prebendaries, and friars who were in possession 
before the said change of religion, by this our present infeftment ; but we reserve 
to them the use of the foresaid fruits and duties during their lives only. Directing, 
accordingly, our comptrollers, present and future, and their collectors, factors, and 
others whom it concerns in general, as well as in special, that none of them prestme 
to receive or to levy the said fruits, particularly above described, for any time 
whatsoever, past or future, or offer any obstruction or impediment to the foresaid 
provost, bailies, councillors, community and their successors, in the peaceable pos^ 
session of the same. Requiring and ordaining also our lords of Session that they 
direct letters in aU the four forms, at the instance of the said provost, bailies, 
coimcillors, community, and their successors, to the effect above written. Also 



1668.] BELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 187 

suprascriptum dirigant. Necnon precipiendo quibuscunque intromissoribus 
cum dictis fructibus quatenus ipsis de eisdem prompte intendant pareant 
et gratam solucionem faciant. In cuius REI testimonium huic presenti carte 
nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus. Testibus reuerendis- 
simo in Christo patre Johanne archiepiscopo Sanctiandree etc.; dilectis 
nostris consanguineis, Georgio comite de Huntlie domino Gordoun etBadye- 
nach, cancellario noatro, Jacobo comite Bothuile domino Halis et Liddisdale, 
regni nostri magno admirallo; dilectis nostris familiaribus consiliariis, 
Richardo Maitland de Lethingtoun, nostri secreti sigilli custode, Jacobo 
Balfoure de Pettindreich, nostrorum rotulorum registri ac consilii clerico, et 
Johanne Bellendene de Auchnoule, nostre iusticiarie clerico, equitibus 
anratis; Apud Edinburgh decimosexto die mensis Marcii anno Domini 
millesimo quingentesimo sexagesimosexto, et regni nostri vicesimoquinto. 

commanding all intromitters with the said funds, that they give prompt attention 
(and that they), obey and make willing and ready payment to them of the same. 
In WrrNESS whereof we have commanded our great seal to be affixed to this our 
present charter. Witnesses, the most reverend father in Christ, John, archbishop 
of Swnt Andrews ; our beloved cousins, George earl of Huntlie, lord Gordoun and 
fiadyenach, our chancellor ; James earl of Bothuile, lord Halis and Liddisdale, high 
admiral of our kingdom ; our familiar councillors Richard Maitland of Lethingtoun, 
keefx^r of our privy seal ; James Balfoure of Pettindreich, clerk of our rolls register 
and council, and John Bellendene of Auchnoule, our justice clerk. At Edinburgh, the 
sixteenth day; of the month of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand five 
hundred and sixty six, and of our reign the twenty-fifth. 



LX. 

Precept by King James VI., with advice of James, Earl of Mmray, 
Regent, to the collectors for the ministers of Glasgow, confirming 
and extending the donation made by the Charter, No. Lix. 
Edinburgh, 5 June 1668. 

James be the grace of God King of Scottis: To the lordis of oure connsall 
and sessionne, all and sindrie the collectouris appointit for the ministris, 
1 s 



138 CHARTERS AKD DOCUMENTS [16C8. 

and vthiris oulre liegis and Bubdittis quhome it efFeiriB, quhaia knawlege 
thir oure letres salcum, greting. Forsamekile as we with awise and consent 
of oure derrest cousing James erle of Murray, lorde Abimethie etc*, Regent 
to ws oure realme and liegis, vnderstanding that oure derrest moder gaif 
and disponit to the prouest, bailleis, counsall and communitie of oure cietie 
of Glasgw, for sustentatioun of the ministrie thairof, All landis, tenementis, 
houBsiSfbiggingis, Idrkis, chappellis, 7airdis,orcheartis,croftis, annuehrentis, 
fruitis, dewiteiB,proffittis, emolimentis, fermes, almois siluer, dailsiluer, obeit- 
tis siluer, and anniuersarijs quhatsumeuir, quliilkis perteinit or ony wayis 
salhappin or be knawin to pertene to quhatsumeuir chapellanreis, alteragis, 
prebendarijs, vicaris of the queir, fiindit and erectit in quhatsumeuir college, 
kirk and chapell within the said cietie, be quhatsumeuir patrone, quhaireuir 
jbhe saidis houssis, tenementis, biggingis, orcheardis, yairdis, annuelrentis, 
dewiteis, landis, emolimentis, lyis within this oure realme, Togidder with 
the maner places, mansionis, orcheardis, yairdis, annuellrentis, emolimentis, 
and dewiteis quhatsumeuir quhilkis pertenit of befoir to the Blak and Gray 
Freiris of the said cietie, as at mair length is contenit in the gift and dis- 
positioun maid thairupone ; And that the samin gift and yeirlie proffittis 
contenit thairin is nocht, nor will nocht be, sufficient to sustene the ministrie 
of the said cietie, be samekill as the prebendaris present posBessouris of the 
foirsaidis beneficeis, altaragis, and chaiplanreis, ar appointit to jois and vpHft 
the proffittis, rentis and emolimentis of the samyn during thair lyftymes, 
quhairby thair can be na commoditie obtenit thairof during the lyftymes 
of the possessouris of the samyn ; And neuirtheles being of mynd that the 
foirsaid ministrie be deulie vphaldin for ministratioune of the Evangell to 
the inhabitantis of the said cietie, to thair edificatioun, and that na impedi- 
ment succeid throw non payment of the stipend apperteining to the mi- 
nisteris thairof; Thairfore, with awise and consent of oure said regent, and 
als with awisse and consent of our lordis of secrete counsall. We haue gevin, 
grauntit, disponit and assignit, and be thir oure letres gevis, grantis, disponis, 
and assignis to the prouest, baillieis, coimsale and communitie of our said 
eietie of Glasgw, and thair successouris, All and sindrie the thriddis, togidder 
with the superplus and omittit fruitis vngevin vp in rentall, of all and sin- 
drie altaragis, chaiplanreis, kirkis and collegis, annuelrentis and vtheris 
commoditeis quhateumeuir of the prebendareis and alterages foundit and 
dotit within the Cathedrall Kirk of the said cietie of Glasgw, and of all 



1568.] IIELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 139 

vthiris kirkis, chaipIanreiB and coUegis liand within the said cietie and 
fredome thairof, specifijt and contenit in the foirsaid gift grantit be cure 
derrest moder thainipoune of befoir, as said is, quhairsumeuir the samin 
fruitis lyis within otir realme : Witht power to the saidis prouest, baiUieis, 
counsall and commvnitie, and thair successouris, be thame selfis and thair 
coUectouris in thair names, to intromet, vplift and vptak the foirsaidis 
thriddis of the alteragis and chaiplanreis abouewrittin, siiperplns and 
omittit fruitis thairof, fra quhatsumenir personis addettit in payment of 
the samin oflF the crope and yeir of God j™ v** thre scoir sevin yeiris, and 
sicklike yeirlie in tyme curaing qnhill forther ordonre be takin ; To the 
effect the saidis prouest, baillieis, counsall and communitie, and thair suc- 
cessouris, may apply the samin to the sustentatioune of thair minister and 
ministre present and being for the tyme and na vthirwayis, conforme to 
the discretioune and modificatioune of the superintendentis and assemblie 
of the kirk tane or to be takin thairanent: Dischargeing heirfore yow all 
and sindrie the coUectouris appointit for the ministiis, and vthiris personis 
quhatsumenir for vplifting of the thriddis of benefices within our realme, 
of all chargeing, calling, trubling or molesting of tlie saidis prouest, bailleis, 
counsale and communitie, thair successouris and coUectouris foirsaidis, for 
the thriddis of the saidis alteragis, chaiplanreis and vthiris benefices aboue- 
specifijt, superplus and omittit fruitis thairof respectiue abouerehersit, and 
of youre offices in that pairt : Bot that ye and euere ane of yow quhilkis 
hes intrommettit thairwitht of the saidis crope and yeir of God j™ v® thre 
scoir sevin yeiris reddilie ansuer and mak payment of the samin to the 
saidis prouest, ballieis, counsall and communitie, and thair coUectouris foir- 
saidis, nochtwithstanding quhatsumenir la wis, actis, statutis, letres or procla- 
mationis maid or to be maid in the contrare ; dispensand thairwitht and all 
panis contenit thairin : Providing alwayis that the present possessouris of 
the alteragis, chaiplanreis and vthiris abouewi-ittin, be nocht permittit to 
vptak the twa pairt of the annuelrentis, teindis or fruitis thairof, in ony 
tyme cuming vnto the tyme thai mak first payment of the thriddis of 
tile samin, or find cautioune thairfore: Dischargeing vthii-wayis the 
persounis astrictit in payment of the samyn of all deliuerans thairof to 
thame or ony of thame in the mene tyme : Dischargeing alswa yow the 
saidis lordis of omre sessioune present and tocum of all granting of cure 
vthiris letres to thame to that effect: Providing alsua that the saidis prouest, 



140 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1670. 

bailleis, counsall and communitie beciim strectly oblist to Btustene the 
minister of thair said cietie present and being for the tyme sufficientlie, 
conforme to the ordoure takin or to be takin be the foirsaid kirk or super- 
intendentis thairanent for all yeiris and termes abonespecifijt, alsweill 
bigane as tocum : And that the superplus of the foirsaidis fruitis, alsweile 
the foirsaid thriddis as haill infeftment of the sainin, be imployit to the 
sustentationne of the reidaris, puris, and vthiris gud vssis, be the awise and 
consent of the minister and eldaris of the said cietie; And ordanis thairfore 
yow the saidis lordis of oure sessioun to gif and grant cure vthiris lettres 
in the foure formes to the saidis prouest, baillieis, counsale and commimitie 
and thair successouris, to cans thame be ansuerit and obeyit of the foirsaid 
thriddis, superplus and omittit and vngevin vp in rentall, and all vthiris 
fruitis of the alteragis, prebendryis, chaiplanreis, and alU vthiris aboue- 
writtin and contenit in the foirsaid formar gift grantit thairupoune. Gevin 
vnder oure privie seile, at Edinburght, the fyft day of Junij the yeir of God 
j™ V* thre scoir aucht yeiris, and of oure regime the first yeir. 

Per signaturam manu dicti Domini Regentis subscriptam. 



LXL 

CiiAETEtt by the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of 
Glasgow, granting to James Fleming, burgess of Glasgow, the 
ruinous church formerly called the New Collegiate Church of St 
Mary the Virgin, with the walls and kirk-yard, and the common 
yard situated in the Trongate. Glasgow, 2 August 1670. 

V/MNIBUS hanc cartam visurls vel audituris, prepositus, balliui, consules 
et communitas ciuitatis Glasguensis, salutem in Domino sempiternam. 
Quum ex vtriusque iuris sanctione, ac serenissimorum Scotie regum statutis, 
in reipublice ac regni commodum editis, cautum cxistit terras tarn prela- 

lO all who shall see or hear this charter, the provost, bailies, councillors and com- 
munity of the city of Glasgow, greeting in the Lord everlasting. Whereas by 
sanction of either law and the statutes of the most serene kings of Scotland, 
enacted for the weal of the commonwealth and kingdom, provision has been made, 



1570.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 141 

torum, baronum, procemniy quam aliorum quommciinque in feudifirma seu 
emphiteosi locandas fore decreuerunt ; et quod inde plurima commoda 
non solum domino venimetiam inhabitatori seu colono inde prouenire, 
precipue infra burgum, tenementorum ruinam minantium, acetiam omnino 
deuastatorum ac vastorum, ubi nunc nulla extant edificia, reparationes et 
constructiones : Noueritis igitur nos pro policia in dicto noetro burgo 
habenda, ac in euidentera vtilitatem nostre reipublice, et in augmenta^ 
tionem rentalis eiusdem, longo tractatu maturaque deliberatione in nostra 
domo consulari vltra spaciimi sexaginta dierum prehabitis, ac perpen- 
dentes supremam dominam nostram reginam in suum erga diuinum serui- 
tium mentis cogitatum, et pro ardenti zelo quem ob intertenendam 
politiam ac equalem ordinem inter suos subditos precipue dictam nostram 
ciuitatem Glasguensem preseruandum habuit, nobis et successoribus nostris 
dedity et pro perpetuo concessit omnes et singulas ten-as, tenementa, 
domos, edificia, ecclesias, capellas, hortos, pomeria, crofbas et annuos 
redditus, que pertinere dinoscuntur cuicunque ecclesie aut coUegio, cum 
maneriis locis, capellis et ecclesiis earundem, dedisse, concessisse, assedasse, 
arrendasse, locasse et in feudifirmam seu emphiteosim perpetuo dimisisse, 
et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, necnon dare, concedere, assedare, 

and they have decreed, that lands as well of prelates, barons, and gentry, as of 
others whonisoever, should be let in feefarm or emphy teosis ; and that thence 
Very many benefits arise not merely to the lord, but also to the mhabitant or iu- 
d weller, espedally within burgh, the repairing and upbuilding of tenements threaten- 
ing to fall to ruin, and also of those altogether ruinous or waste, whereon now no 
buildings exist. Know ye therefore, us, for the maintaining of good government in 
ocir said burgh, and to the evident advantage of our commonweal, and in augmen- 
tation of the rental thereof, after long discussion and ripe deliberation had in our 
ooandl-house for the space of more than threescore days, and taking into considera- 
'tioQ that our sovereign lady the Queen, out of her thoughtfulness for the worship 
of Ood, and the ardent zeal which she had for promoting of good government and 
preserving of just order among her subjects, especially in our said city of Glasgow^ 
g^ve and granted for ever to us and our successors, all and sundry lands, tene- 
ixients, houses, buildings, churches, chapels, gardens, orchards, crofts, and annual 
rteuts, which are known to pertain to whatsover church or college, with manor 
places, chapels and churches of the same, to have given, granted, let, rented, 
Bet in tack, and let in feefarm or emphyteosis for ever, and by this our present 
eliarter confirmed, likeas we give, grant, let, rent, lease, and in feefarm or 



142 CHAETERS AND DOCUMENTS [1570. 

arrendare, locare et in feudifirmam sen empiiteosim pro perpetuo dimit- 
tere, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmare dilecto nostro comburgensi 
Jacobo Fleniyng et Helene Conyghame sue Bponae, et ipsonim alteri 
diutiuB viuenti, in coniuncta infeodatione, et heredibuB inter eosdem 
legittime procreatis sen procreandiB, quibua deficientibus heredibus dicti 
Jacobi qnibuBcunque, totam et integram illam nostram eccleBiam destruc- 
tam et dirutam vocatam perprius Ecclesia Nona Collegiata beate Marie 
Virginia, fundatam per quondam venerabilera virum magistrum Jacobum 
HouBtoun Bubdecanum GlasguenBem, vnacum muris ac cimiterio dicte 
ecclesie, tam ex parte anteriori quara ex parte posteriori, per bondas et 
metaa solitas, vsitatas et consuetas ; unacum hortulo communi qnondara 
domino Jobanni Hammiltouu pertinente, et per enndera ac alios suo nomine 
occupato : iacentem in dicta nostra ciuitate Qlasguensi, in via vulgariter 
nuncnpata The Troynegait, inter terras quondam Petri Adame ex parte 
oriental!, ac scolam communem vocatam Scola Cantus ex parte occidentali, 
communem viam ex parte boreali, hortum prepositi dicte ecclesie ot 
commune passagium ex parte austraK, nobis virtute prefate erectionis 
ac donationis dicte nostre Regine pertinentem : Reseruando tamen liberum 
passagium, introitum et exitum, ad communes et alios hortos dicte olim 
ecclesie, et etiam ad predictam scolam : Tenendam et habendam totam 

emphyteosis forever let, and by this our present charter confirm to onr well- 
beloved comburgess, James Flemyng and Helen Conygham, his spouse, and the 
longer liver of them two, in conjunct fee, and the heirs lawfully begotten or 
to be begotten between them; whom failing, to the heirs of the said James 
whomsoever, All and whole that onr church, dismantled and ruinous, formerly 
called the new Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin, founded by a deceased 
venerable man, Master James Houstoun, subdean of Glasgow, together with the 
walls and burial-ground of the said church, as well back as fore, by the bounds, 
and limits, used, wont, and accustomed ; together with the small common garden 
belonging to the deceased John Hammiltoun, and occupied by him and others in 
his name ; lying in our said city of Glasgow, in the street commonly called The 
Trongate, between the lands of the deceased Peter Adame on the east, and the 
common school called the Song School on the west, the highway on the north, 
and the garden of the provost of the said chui-ch and the common passage on the 
south sides; belonging to us in virtue of the erection and gift of our said 
Queen. Reserving nevertheless free passage, ish and entry, to the common gar- 
dens and other gardens, of the said former church, and to the school aforesaid. 



1570.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 143 

et integram prefisitam ecclesiam, cum mmia ac cimiterio eiuBdem, vnactun 
dicto hortulo communi, dicto Jacobo Flemyng et Helene Conyghame sue 
sponse, et ipBonim alteri diutitis viuenti, in coniuncta infeodatione, heredi- . 
buBque sm& prescriptis et aesigDatis, de nobis et BncceBBoribuB noBtris in 
feudifirma Beu emphiteoai et hereditate imperpetuum ; per omnes rectas 
metas suas antiquas et diuisaB, prout dicta ecclesia cum cimiterio ac muris 
einsdem, cum dicto horto vocato hortum communem prescriptum, iacent in 
longitudine et latitudine, in muris, lignis, tignis. lapidibus, Bepibus, arbo- 
ribuB plantatis et plantandis, edificiis, aUisque structuris et pertinentiis 
quibuscunque, tam non nominatis quam nominatis, procul et prope, ad 
dictam^ ecclesiam, cimiterium et hortulum pertinentibus sen pertinere 
^alentibuB quomodolibet infiiturum; libere, quiete, et adeo libera sicuti 
aios aut BucceBSores nostri dictam ecclesiam, cimiterium ac hortum pre- 
ficriptum, ratione dicte nostre erectionis et fimdationis nobis concesse 
gaudere poterimuB, sine aliquo impedimento, reuocatione aut contra- 
dictione quacunque: Reddendo inde annuatim dicti Jacobus, Helena 
fiua sponsa, et heredes Bui prescripti, nobis et nostris successoribus, nos- 
^risve collectoribus per nos deputatis seu deputandis, Beu saltern noBtro 
-fchesaurario pro tempore existenti, summam quinque librarum sex soli- 
ciorum et octo denariorum vsualis monete regni Scotie, ad duos anni 

To HAVE AND TO HOLD all and whole the foresaid church, with walls and burial* 
^^ound thereof, together with the said common garden, to the said James Flemyng 
^nd Helen Conygham, his spouse, and the longer liver of them two, in conjimct 
J^ee, and to their foresaid heirs and assignees, of us and our successors in feefarm or 
^mphy teosis and heritage for ever, by all their ancient right, boundaries, and marches, 
c^s the said church with the burial-ground and walls thereof, with the said garden 
<^led the common garden foresaid, lie in length and breadth, in walls, wood, tim- 
l=>cr, stones, hedges, trees planted and to be planted, buildings and other structures 
^nd pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as named, far and near, pertaining, 
or that may in any way pertain, in time to come, to the foresaid church, burial- 
^^ound and garden $ freely, quietly, and as freely as we or our successors could 
l:ft.ave enjoyed the said church, burial-ground and garden foresaid, by reason of 
^>ur said erection and foundation granted to us, without any hindrance, revocation, 
or gainsaying whatsoever. Patino therefor yearly the said James, Helen his 
^jpouse, and their foresaid heirs, to us and our successors, or our collectors, deputed 
ox to be deputed by us, or at least to our treasurer for the time, the sum of five 
X>ounds six shillings and eightpence usual money of the realm of Scotland, at the 



Ui CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1670, 

terminos consuetos, festa videlicet PentliecosteB et Sancti Martini in 
hieme, per equates portiones, nomine annualis redditiis feudifirme tantum, 
pro omni alio onere, exactione, questione, demanda Ben seruitio seculari, 
que de predictia eccleeia, cimiterio et hortulo prescripto, per quoscunque 
iuste exigi poterunt quomodoKbet vel requiri. Et nos vero et successores 
nostri totam et integram prescriptam ecclesiam, cimiterium et hortulum 
predictum cum Buis pertinentiis prefatis Jacobo Flemjnog et Helene 
Conyghame Bue Bponse, et ipsorum alteri diutius viuenti in coniuncta in* 
feodatione, et eorum heredibus prescriptis et asBignatig, adeo libere et 
quiete, in omnibuB et per omnia, forma paiiter et effectu, vt premiBSum est^ 
inquantum dicta nostra erectio et donatio nobis confecta et concessa in se 
extendere et valere poterit ; necnon etiam libera et immunia ab omnibus 
aliis annuia redditibus qui de predictis ecclesia, cimiterio et hortulo, exigi 
infuturum poterint seu clamari, contra omnes mortales varantizabimus, 
acquietabimus et imperpetuum defendemus. Insuper dilectis nostris 
magistro Joanni Hall, et eorum cuilibet, balliuis nostris 

in hac parte specialiter et literatorie constitutis, salutem. Vobis et vestrum 
cuilibet, coniunctim et divisim, stricte precipimus et firmiter mandamus, 
quatinuB visis presentibus indilate statum et saisinam hereditariam, necnon 
realem, actualem et corporalem poBsessionem prefate ecclesie cum muris 

two customary terms in the year, to wit, the feasts of Whitsunday and Martinmas, 
in winter, by equal portions ; in name of yearly rent of feuf arm only, for all other 
burden, exaction, quest, demand, or secular service, that can in any way justly be 
exacted or required from the foresaid church, burial-place, and garden fores^d, by any 
person whomsoever. And we and our successors shall warrant, acquit, and defend 
for ever against all deadly, all and whole the foresaid church, burial-gpx)und and 
garden foresaid, with their pertinents, to the foresaid James Flemyng and Helen 
Conygham his spouse, and the longer liver of them two, in conjunct fee, and their 
foresaid heirs and assignees, as freely and quietly, in all and by all, alike in form 
and effect, as aforesaid, so far as our said erection and the gift made and granted to 
us may extend and avail in themselves ; and also free and exempt from all other 
yearly rents that can be exacted or claimed from the foresaid church, burial-place, 
and garden, iu time to come. Further, to our well-beloved Master John Hall, 

and each of them, our bailies in that 
part specially and by our letters constituted, greeting. We strictly charge and 
firmly command you and every one of j'ou, jointly and severally, that incontinent 
on sight hereof, ye, or one of you give and deliver, and cause to have, state 



1670.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 146 

et cemiterio eiasdem, vnacum hortulo prescripto, jacentis vt supra, dictis 
Jacobo Flemyng et Helene Conygliame sue sponse, et eorum alteri diutius 
viuenti, in coniuncta infeodatione, et heredibus inter eosdem legittime 
procreatis sen procreandis, qnibus deficientibns heredibus dicti Jacobi 
quibuscunque, iuxta et secundum vim, formam et tenorem suprascripte 
carte nostre, virtute prefate erectionis et donationis nobis facte etconcesse, 
tradatis et deliberetis, seu alter vestrum tradat et deliberet, et haberi 
feiciatis: Et hoc nullo modo omittatis. Ad quod faciendum, vobis et 
v^^strum cuilibet, coniunctim et diuisim, balliuis nostris in hac parte 
antedictis, nostram plenariam et irreuocabilem tenore presentium com- 
mittimus potestatem. In CUIUS REI TESTIMONIUM, presentibus manibus 
nostris vt infra subscriptis, sigillum nostrum commune dicte ciuitatis est 
appensum, apud Glasgw die secundo mensis Augusti, anno Domini 
millesimo quingentesimo septuagesimo. [^Sic subscribitur :"] Johne Steward 
off Mynto, knycht, prowest, M, Adam Wallace, Matthow Hereot, M. 
Jhone Hall, Dawid Lyown, Wylleme Donaldson, P.L., William Bower, 
Thomas Normont, George Elphinstoun ; Henricus Gibsoun, notarius, de 
mandatis Willelmi Watt, Johannis Arbukle et Johannis Flemyng, ac 
Jacobi Riche, nescientimn scribere, manu propria subscripsit. 

and heritable seisin, and real, actual, and corporal possession of the foresaid church, 
with walls and burial-place thereof, together wi^ the foresaid garden, lying as 
above, to the said James Flemyng and Helen Conygham his spouse, and the 
longer liver of them two, in conjunct fee, and the heirs lawfully begotten or to be 
begotten between them; whom failing, to the heirs of the said James whomsoever, 
according to the force, form, and tenor of our charter abovewritten, in virtue 
of the erection and gift made and granted to us thereupon : And this in no wise ye 
omit. To the doing whereof, by the tenor of these presents, we commit to you 
and every one of you, jointly and severally, our bailies in that part, our fuU and 
irrevocable power. In wttmess whebeof to these presents, subscribed with our 
hands, as under, our common seal of the said dty, is hung, at Glasgow, the second 
day of the month of August, the year of Ood one thousand five hundred and 
seventy. ^Signed] : John Steward of Mynto, knycht, prowest, M. Adam Wal- 
lace, Matthow Hereot, M. Jhone HaU, Dawid Lyown, Wylleme Donaldson, P. L., 
Thomas Normont, Greorge Elphinstoun. 

Henry Gibsoun, notary, with his hand, at command of William Watt, John 
Arbukle and John Flemyng, and James Riche, because they cannot write. 
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146 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1671. 



Lxn. 

Deed of Gift by King James Vf., granting power to the Provost and 
Bailies of the City of Glasgow jto collect certain dues at the 
Bridge of Glasgow. Stirling, 8 April 1671. 

V AMES, be the grace of God, King of Scottis. To cure lotdttis Johne 
Moresoun, (blank), messingeris, oure Scheriffis in that pairt, coniunctlie 
and seueralie, specialie constitute, greting. Forsameeill as it is ynder- 
stand to ws and our dearest guidschir, Mathow erll of Leyonax lord 
Demlie, our lauchfull tutour, and Regent to ws, our realme and liegis, that 
throw the alterationis, troubles, and intestine wearis that hes occurrit in 
this our realme in tyme bigane, the inhabitantis of our citie of Glasgow is 
presentlie at sic poynt as thai ar not abill to set furthwart sic thingis as 
tendis not onelie for thair awin ease and commoditie, bot als to the releif 
of all our liegis reparing to oure said citie and commoun weill and decora- 
tioun of the cuntre, having sustenit greit disproffeit in that thai haue not 
had fre ische and entre to vther realmis and cuntreis throw the tresson- 
abill withholding of our castell of Dunbartane aganis ws and oure 
authoritie this lait tyme past, swa that the inhabitantis of our said citie 
mycht not vse thair accustumat traffique without satisfactioun of the 
withholdaris of oure said castell at thair inordinat appetyte, quhilk God 
of his gudenes has now randerit in our handis, and relevit thairthro w all 
our trew Uegis of that discommoditie, and pairtlie be want of the iurisdic- 
tiounof the commissarievsit afoirtheBeformatioun of Religioun be reparing 
of oure liegis of the cuntre about to our said citie at all tymes, and we 
and our said dearest *guidschir and regent, considering na thing within 
our said citie sa precious nor necessar, bayth for the weill of the inhabitantis 
thairo^ decoratioun of the same and common weiU of the haiU cuntre, as 
the brig of Glasgow ower Clyde, quhilk throw the oft invndationis, greit 
fludis and stormis that hes occurrit and discendit doun the watter in tyme 
of frost, and specialie this last winter, the said brig hes bene sa troublit, 
dung down and dampnageit with greit trowpis of yis that, gif the samyn 



1571.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. U7 

be not spedelie redressit and ordourit to the formar estait, with small tyme 
it sail grow to edo poynt as finalie greittar inconvenient sail follow to the 
disproffeit of our haill realme. QuHAlRFOm we andour said dearest guidschir 
and Regent considering the gude, trew, and thankfiill seruice done to ws 
be the inhabitantis of our said citie at all tymeSi and thair gude will of 
continewance heirefber, and quhat skayth and troubill thai have sustenit 
and dois sustene thairthrow, swa that thai ar not of power of thame 
selffis to repair the beting and mending of the said brig, we have thair- 
foir gevin and grantit, and be thir cure letteres, with auise and consent of 
our said dearest guidschir and regent and lordes of our secreit counsale, 
gevis and grantis fiill power and commissioun to the prouest and baillies 
of oure said citie of Glasgow, now present and to cum, to ressave, collect 
and tak vp of every horslaid of hering or vther fischeis that salhappin to 
be transportit fra the brig and watter of Glasgow yeirlie in tyme cuming, 
pertening alsweill to firemen as vnfremen, the sowme of tbre halfyennyis 
money of our realme, and of every barrell wecht the sowme of vther thre 
halfpennyis money foresaid, and that als offc as thai salhappin to be 
transportit thairfra or brocht to the said brig and watter ; and to that 
effect substitutis and coUectouris vnder thame to mak and creat, for 
collecting, inbringing, and payment making of the yearlie dewities that 
salhappin to be ressauit to sic visitouris and maister of werkis as salbe 
appointit be the saidis prouest and baillies present and to cum, and the 
superplus, gif ony salhappin to be, employit and maid eqvall with the 
commoim gude of our said dtie for setting furthwart of vther commoun 
effikiris of the samyn, and gif neid be to poind and distrenyie thairfoir, 
and generallie all and sindry other thingis to do that for executioim of 
the premissis is necessarlie requirit to be done ; ferme and stabill haldan 
and for to hald all and quhatsumeuir thingis the saidis prouest and baillies, 
maister of werk, and coUectouris to be appointit be thame sail do in the 
executioun of this our commissioun ; and the samyn during the will of ws 
oure said dearest guidschir and Regent allanerlie to endure and ay and 
quhill we discharge the same in speciall. OuBE will is HEIRFOIR, and we 
charge you straitlie and commandis that, incontinent thir oure lettres 
sene, ye pas to the marcat croce of our said citie of Glasgow, and thair be 
opin proclamatioun mak publicatioun and intimatioun of the premissis to 
aU and sundry oure liegis, and in our name and authoritie command and 



148 CHARTEBS AND DOCUMENTS [1571. 

charge thame and ilk ane of thame to reddelie ansuer and obey the Baidis 
prouest and baillies, and collectouris to be appointit be thame a.8 said is 
yeirKe, in payment of the foirsaid sowmes during the said space in manor 
abone mentionat, and that nane of thame tak ypoun hand to be repugnant 
or oontrarious thairto, or vtherwayis do or attempt ony thing incontrair 
the executioun of this our commissioim or ony poynt thairof, aa oure saidis 
liegis and subjectis will ansuer to ws vpoun tlmir vttermest charge and 
perrell, and ynder all hieast cryme and offence that thai and ilkane of 
thame may commit and inrin aganis our Maiestie in that behalf The 
quhilk to do we commit to yow coniunctlie and seueralie oure full power 
be thir oure letteres, deliuering thame be yow dewlie execute and indorsat 
agane to the berare. Gevin vnder our signet and subscriuit be our said 
dearest guidschir and Regent at Striueling, the aucht day of Apryle and 
of oure regnne the ferd yeir, 1571. 

Mathou, Regent. 

Indorsed thus : — 

Vpone Skyrfurisdaye, the xij daye of Aprile the yeir of God j™ y^ Ixxj yeiris, I, 
Johne Moresoun, messinger, past to the Marcat Croce of Glasgow, and Iq tyme of 
mercat maid pubUcatioun of thir present letteres and proclamyt the samyn oppinlie 
accordyng to the tenour thairof in all poyntis as efferis ; and this I did bef oir thir 
witnes, Johne Stewerd of Mynto, knycht, prouest, Maister Archibald Walles, 
James Flemyng, baillies ; Maister Johne Hail, Johne Flemyng, Maister Henry 
Gibsonn, Johne Steward, with wtheris diuers. 



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LXIIL 

Chabteb by the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of the City of Glas- 
gow, granting to the Pedagogy or College for the maintenance 
of a principal, being also a professor of theology, two regents and 
teachers of philosophy, and twelve poor students, all the kirk 
livings which had been bestowed on the burgh by the charter 
B"o. ux. Glasgow, 8 January 1672-73. 

T NIUEBSIS et singulis in Christo fidelibus ad quorum notitiam prsssentes 

^itersd perueneiint, et quos infrascriptum tangit negotium, seu quorum im- 

.^:>oBterum quouismodo interesse potent, Joannes Stewart de Mynto miles 

^\>repo8itus burgi et ciuitatis Glasguensis, magister Adamus Wallace, 

Archibaldus Lyoun et Georgius Elphinstoune, balliui, ceterique a consUiis 

ciuitatis, totaque vrbis nostree ac burgi Glasguensis communitas, salutem 

in eo qui est omnium vera salus. QuuM nos, inter alia ciuitatis nostrao 

detrimenta atque incommoda, scolas nostras atque gymnasia omnino perire 

animaduertamus, adolescentiamque nostram, qusd prius vit» ac morum pro- 

bitate informabatur, otio,ignauia,lasciuiaque torpescere,huic rei pro munere 

nobis credito remedium adferre ex intimis animi penetralibus studentes, 

Paedagogium nostrum Glasguense quod prse sumptuum inopia pene cor- 



lo all and sundry the faithful in Christ, to whose faiowledge the present letters 
Bhall come, and whom the matter underwritten concerns, or may in any way con- 
cern in time to come, John Stewart of Mynto, knight, provost of the Bnrgh and 
City of Glasgow, Master Adam Wallace, Archibald Lyoun, and George Elphinstoune, 
bailies, and the rest of the council of the City, and whole community of our City and 
Burgh of Glasgow, greeting in him who is the true salvation of all men. Whereas, 
among other losses and misfortunes of our city, we perceive our schools and colleges 
wholly going to ruin, and our youth that were formerly trained up in honesty of 
life and behaviour, becoming inactive through ease, sloth, and wantonness ; desiring 
from the bottom of our hearts to apply a remedy thereto, according to the duty 
entrusted to us, it is our will to renew, restore, endow, and erect in a new foundation 
our Pedagogy .of Glasgow, which for lack of funds to spend upon it has ahnost 



150 CHABT£BS AND DOCUMENTS [1672-3. 

ruerat, et in quo disciplinarum studia prsa nimia paupertate extincta 
jacebant, renouare, reetaurare, dotare in nouamque ftindationem erigere 
volumuB : Indecorum quippe, imo indignum, rati, in tanta euangelii luce qu» 
jam passim circumftdget, scolas ecclesisB totiusque reipublicsd seminaria, 
contemni ac negligi, operam dedimus, quanta a nobis diligentia fieri potuit, 
vt in hac saltern acculemia bonarum artium studia reuiuiscerent pristinum- 
que decus ac gloriam tuerentur. Inde enim breui futurum speramus vt 
mater hec nostra Yniversitas inuictissimos athleta^s et Christianae fidei 
pugiles fortissimos producat, ex eaque tanquam ex equo Troiano ad omnia 
reipublicse munia subeundo peritissimi exercitatissimique adolescentes pro- 
siliant. NoUERins igitur nos, (quod foelix nobis faustumque ac toti rei- 
publicse sit !) pr»missa tanquam opus memoratu dignum diligenti medita- 
tione prsaponderantes, et assidua frequentique adhortatione, suasu, consilio 
et auxilio viri multum colendi magistri Andre» Hay rectoris ecclesiee de 
Ranfi-ew, vice-superintendentis rectoiisque pro tempore Vniuersitatis nos- 
trsB Glasguensis, huiusmodi Collegium dotare, fundare et erigere modo, 
forma et conditionibus subsequentibus; eaque occasione dedisse, concessisse, 
annexasse, incorporasse et vniuisse, ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris 

gone to rain, and wherein through excessive poverty the pursuit of learning has 
become utterly extinct; deeming it, truly, an unbecoming, nay, shameful thing, 
that amid so great light of the gospel, which now shines clearly everywhere around, 
schools, the seminaries of the diurch and whole commonwealth, should be despised 
and neglected, we have endeavoured, as far as diligence on our part could accom- 
plish it, that in this school at least, the study of the liberal arts should revive 
and maintain their former honour and glory. And we expect that thus in a short 
time it will come to pass, that this our mother University wiQ bring forth the most 
invincible champions and bravest combatants for the Christian faith, and that 
therefrom, as from the Trojan horse, will spring forth young men thoroughly equipped 
and trained to uzulertake all the duties of the oonunonwealth. Know tb tbbreforb 
that we, (and may the work be happy and auspicious for us and the whole com- 
monwe^dUi I) weighing the premises with careful meditation, as being a work worthy 
of remembrance, and with the constant and oft-repeated exhortation, persuasion, 
advice, and help of a much honoured man, Master Andrew Hay, rector of the church 
of Benfrew, vice-superintendent and rector of our University of Olasgow for the 
time, endow, found, and erect the said College, in manner, form and conditions 
following ; and for that purpose have given, granted, annexed, incorporated and 
united, and for us and our successors disponed and confirmed, likeas by these presents 



1672-3.] RELATING TO THE CITT OP GLASGOW. 161 

disposuisse et confirmasse, prout per preesentes damns, annectimns, incor- 
poramus et pro perpetuo vnimuB, ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris 
disponimus et confirmamus omnes et singulars terras, tenementa, domiis, 
aedifida, ecclesias, capellas, hortos, pomeria, crofkas, annuos reditus, fructus, 
deuoria, proficua et emolumenta, firmas, lie obit siluer et anniuersaria qu8B- 
cunque, qaed quouismodo pertinuenmt aut pertinere dignoscuntur ad 
quascunque capellas, alteragia, prs&bendarias, in quacnnque ecclesia ant 
collegio iatra nostram cinitatem Glasguensem fundata sen fundatas, ant 
loca fratrum onminm nostrse cinitatis, ynacnm onmibns et singulis terris, 
domibns et tenementis ao annnis reditibns de qnibnscnnqne terris, domibns 
ac tenementis intra dictam nostram duitatem sen extra eandem nobis 
pertinentibus ant spectantibns, ant lenari sen percipi solitis et consnetis ; 
juxta et secnndnm tenorem et formam infeofamenti nobis desnper &cti et 
concessi per Mariam Reginam matrem snpremi domini nostri regis snb eins 
magno sigillo, de data apnd Edinbnrghe diei decimi sexti mensis Martii 
anniqne Domini millesimi qningentesimi sexagesimi sexti, et regni sni 
anni vigesimi qninti, pr»dicto nostro Collegio ac regentibns ac stndentibns 
infra nominatis in eodem residentibus, ad illorum honestam et commodam 
sustentationem temporibus fiituris, ad nnmemm qnindedm personamm. 
Quarum primns professor erit theologian, in eaqne facultate grauiter et 

we give, annex, incorporate, and for ever nnite, and for us and our successors dispone 
and confirm, all and sundry, lands, tenements, houses, buildings, charches, chapels, 
gardens, orchards, crofts, annual rents, fruits, duties, profits, and emoluments, mails, 
obit silver and anniversaries whatsoever, which in any way have pertained, or are 
known to pertain, to whatsoever chapels, altarages, prebends, founded in whatso- 
ever church or college within our city of Glasgow, or places of all the friars of our 
city ; together with all and sundry lands, houses, and tenements, and annual rents 
furth of whatsoever lands, houses, and tenements, within our said dty or oatwith 
the same, pertaining or belonging to us, or in use and wont to be upHfted and 
taken, according to and in conformity with the tenor and form of the, infeftment 
made and granted to us thereupon by Queen Mary, mother of our Sovereign Lord the 
King, under her great seal, of date at Edinburgh, the sixteenth day of the month of 
March and year of God, one thousand five hundred and sixty-sixth, and of her 
reign the twenty-fifth year, to our foresaid GoUege and the regents and students 
undernamed, residing therein, for their honest and sufSdent sustentation in times to 
come, to the number of fifteen persons. Whereof the first shall be the Professor 
of Theology, gravely and earnestly travailling in that facdty, and he shaU be 



162 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1572-8. 

strenne exercitatus, vocabiturque CoUegii pr»fectiis seu pr»positus : duo 
inBuper alii erunt regentes DialecticsB, Physices, Ethicee, Politices, atque 
adeo totiuB philosophiaB didascali et prsBceptores: duodecim pr»terea erunt 
studentes pauperes, apti ad literas et philosophiam capessendam, quibus 
neque parentes pree inopia, neque ipsi pro angustia patrimonii subuenire ao 
sumptum Buppeditare possint. Pro sustentatione yero et victu quotidiano 
dictarum quindecim personarum et seruitorum communium ad communes 
CoUegiL YBUB inseruientium, omnes et singuli annui reddituB, prouentus, 
emolumenta, firmsB et proficua capellaniarum, pra&bendarum, altarium prse- 
Bcriptarum, nobis virtute dicti infeofamenti BereniBsimse dominee nostr® 
reginaa pertinentes, vnacum fructibuB, redditibus, prouentibuB, custumiB et 
aliis emolumentiB quibuBCunque dicto nostro CoUegio ac Pedagogio priua 
solui solitis et conBuetiB, leuabuntur et percipientur. Vnacum potestate 
dictis praeposito et duobuB regentibuB et ipsorum BuccesBoribuB, per seipsoB 
aut ipBorum prouisorem aut collectorem seu officiarioB, quoB buo nomine 
constituent, prsdfatos annuos redditus, fructus, firmas, deuoria, proficua et 
emolumenta qusdcunque perpetuifl futuris temporibus leuandi et percipi- 
endi, vbicunque prius leuari et percipi solebant, aut in futurum percipi aut 
leuari poterunt virtute donationis prsddictsd. Mimus autem ipsius prepositi, 

called the president or principal of the College : further other two shall be regents 
in Dialectics, Physics, Ethics, Politics, and thus teachers and preceptors in the 
whole of Philosophy: further twelve shall be poor students, with aptitude to 
acquire letters and philosophy, whom their parents, through poverty, cannot assist, 
nor themselves, through narrowness of their patrimony, meet the expenses. And 
for the support and daily provision of the sud fifteen persons, and their common 
servants that attend to the common wants of the College, all and sundry the annual 
rents, issues, emoluments, mails, and profits of the foresaid chaplidnries, prebends, 
and altars, belongmg to us by virtue of the said infeftment of our most serene lady 
the Queen, together with the fruits, rents, issues, customs, and other emoluments 
whatsoever, formerly in use and wont to be paid to our College and Pedagogy, shaU 
be uplifted and ooUected. Together with power to the said principal and two 
regents and their successors, by themselves or their provisor, or collector, or officers 
whom they shall appoint in their name, to uplift and receive the foresaid annual 
rents, fruits, mails, duties, profits and emoluments whatsoever in all time to come 
for ever, wherever they were formerly in use to be uplifted and received, or may be 
received or uplifted in time to come, by virtue of the foresaid donation. And it is 
our will that the office of the said principal, together with the advantages which 



1572-3.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 163 

vnacum iis quce ad eum ex Collegio pertinebunt commoda, pro toto vitas 
eius tempore durare yolumus, niei eiusmodi flagitiis se contaminauerit Q,ut 
alias ineptum se reddiderit yt deponi et abdicari officio 'mereatur. Quo 
caso, iis jus deponendi concedimus qui et facultatem habent eligendi, can- 
cellario nimirum, rectori Vniversitatis, facultatis decano, et decano rectori 
de Hamiltoune, rectorique ecclesiad Glasgueusis, si verbi ministerio hi duo 
vltimi ^ncti fuerint. Regentes vero sexto quoque anno, hoc est, cum duas 
in curriculo classes absoluerint, propositi, rectoris academiaa, et decani facul- 
tatis arbitrio, remoueri poterunt ; prsdsertim, si eos tasdere laboris coeperit, 
neque satis diligenter suo muneri incumbant. Quod si quid intra hssc 
annorum spatia admiserint officio indignum, penes eosdem indicium esto 
vel corrigendi, yel, si ita facto est opus, abdicandi officio. Alias vero duo* 
decim pauperum personas in esculentis, potulentis, CoUegii cameris ao 
cubiculis, reliquisque (ut vocant) asiamentis, debite pronideantur et sns- 
tententnr pro spatio trium annorum cum dimidio duntaxat ; quod tempus 
ad lauream magistralem acquirendam in artium facultate secundum 
facultatis ipsius statuta, idoneum esse iudicamus, neque vlli pauperum 
studentium permittimus eius temporis prorogationem ; sed eo exacto 
remoueri a bursis suis debebunt, vt alij idonei ac habiles eorum loco sub- 
belong to bim from the College, shall continue for the whole .time of his life, unless 
he shall have stained himself with such vices, or otherwise so rendered himself unfit, 
as to merit deposition and removal from his office. In which case we grant the 
right of deposition to those who have the power of election, to wit, the chancellor, 
the rector of the University, the dean of faculty, and the dean rector of Hamiltoun, 
and the rector of the church of Glasgow, if these two last be employed in the 
ministry of the word. But it shall be allowable, at the will of the principal, rector 
of the University, and dean of faculty, to remove the regents every sixth year, 
that is when they have conducted two dasses completely trough the cnrriculam ; 
espedally if they begin to weary of their work, and do not apply themselves with 
sufficient diligence to their duty. But if they commit anything during that period 
of years unbecoming their office. It shall be in their power and at their discretion 
either to correct them, or if it be needful so to do, to remove them from their office. 
Andtheother twelve poorpersons shall be duly provided and maintained in meat, drink. 
College rooms and bedrooms, and other easements, as they are called, for the space of 
three years and a half only, a time we deem sufficient for obtaining the master's degree 
in the faculty of arts, according to the statutes of that faculty ; nor do we permit to 
any of the poor students a prolongation of that time ; but on the expiry thereof, 
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stitoantur. Insuper volumus quod ipse prepositus CoUegii per singulos 
helxjomadad dies saoris libris publice legendis et interpretandis in CoUegii 
cathedra exerceatur. Begentee autem dialecticae, logicae, pbysicee, moralis 
philoaophiad, metaphyflicasque, pras^eptie edocendis sedulo incumbant, atque 
iu horas pene operam nauent, pro classium varietate, CoUegii Btatutis et 
prepositi voluntate. Yt autem pradfati prepositus et regentes maiori 
alacritate et cura ad oiBcia sua peragenda incitentur, animentur atque 
inflammentur, praeter ea victus commoda, de quibus supra, saUarij loco vel 
honorarij, preposito CoUegii vicariatum de ColmoneU attribuimus et assig- 
namus, cuius reditus ipse percipiet, vocabiturque eius lod vicarius ; praeter 
eiiis quoque decimas et fructus annuatim ad quadraginta marcas exten- 
deutes, percipiet ex primis CoUegii reditibus marcas viginti, quas UU domus 
procurator aut coUector quotannis appendet ac annumerabit. QuiHbet 
etiam duorum regentium ad vestitum extraordinariasque impensas percipiet 
in annos singulos libras viginti probad pecunieB ad duos anni terminos, Pente- 
costes, videlicet, et Diui Martini in hyeme, per aequales portiones, ex CoUegii 
ipsius prouentu ac reditibus, per domus prouisorem sen coUectorem persol- 
uendas. Vetamus autem et severissime inhibemus ne vUatenus preposito 

they shall be bonnd to remove from their barsaries, that other fit and able persons 
may be pat into their places. Farther it is our will that the said principal of the 
College employ himself every day of the week in publicly reading and expounding 
the sacred scriptures in the College pulpit. And the regents shall sedulously ap- 
ply themselves to the teaching of the principles of dialectics^ logic, physics, moral 
philosophy, and metaphysics, and take pains therein well nigh every hour according 
to the arrangement of classes, the statutes of the College, and the will of the principal. 
And to the end the foresaid principal and regents may be incited, encouraged, 
and animated with greater alacrity and care, to the discharge of their duties, in 
addition to those benefits of sustenance mentioned above, we give and assign to the 
principal of the College the vicarage of ColmoneU, in room of salary or honorarium ; 
the rent of which he shall uplift, and shall be called vicar of that place ; also 
be8ide8 the teinds and fruits thereof extending yearly to forty merks, he shall 
uplift from the first rents of the College twenty merks, which the procurator of the 
house or the collector shall pay and tell over to him yearly. Also each of the two 
regents shall uplift every year for their clothing and extraordinary expenses, twenty 
pounds of good money, at the two terms of the year, to wit, Whitsunday and 
Martinmas iu winter, by equal portions, furth of the income and rents of the said 
College, to be paid by the provisor of the house or the coUector. Also we forbid 



1672-8.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 155 

dicti CoUegii liceat aliU quam intra CoUegii moenia residere. Qnod si 
mirnifl id prsestiterit, atque alibi quam in dicto CoUegio remanere ac residere 
coeperit, ipso facto munus atque officium eius vacare volumus ac declaramus, 
aliumque idoneum eius loco ab iis constituj quibus jus et facultas, vt sequitur, 
eligendi tributa est. Regentes quoque in labore assiduos esse volumus, vt si 
ad beneficium aliquod extra Gymnasium promoti fuerint,munusquedocend80 
plebis aliudue susceperint, negotiisue aliis se inuoluant, quibus a doceadld 
juuentutis cura distrahantur, minime liceat CoUegii emolumentis et oom* 
modis gaudere; sed exauctorari et deponi yolumus rectoris decani &cultati8 
et prepositi authoritate. Ita tamen ut prsddictos regentes astrictos volumus, 
altematis vicibus, ad precum lectionem in ea quad nunc proxima Collegio est 
ecclesia, olimque Fratrum Prsedicatorum vocabatur, pro eorum arbitrio qui 
in senatu ecclesiastico morum censiiram genmt senioresque vocari solent ; 
quorum etiam arbitratu curabunt ex pauperibus studentibus singulos vice 
sua campanad signum ex campanili dare, vt studiosi adolescentes vnacum 
populo ad preces audiendas conuocentur, et horologij curam gerant, si quod 
illic a oiuitate coUocatum fuerit. Ipsius autem praefecti prassentationem, 
admissionem et prouisionem ad academiae cancellarium superintendentem, 

and most strictly prohibit, that it be permitted in any wise to the piincipol of 
the said College to reside elsewhere than within the walls of the College. But if he 
fail to observe this, and begin to sojourn and reside elsewhere than in the said College, 
we will and declare that his place and ofBce shall ipso facto become vacant, and 
that another fit person be appointed in his stead, by those to whom the right and 
power of election is given, as follows. Also it is our will that the regents be 
assiduous in labour ; that if they be promoted to any benefice outside the College, and 
undertake the office of teaching the common people, or other office, and entangle 
themselves in other business whereby they shall be withdrawn from the charge 
of instructing the youth, it shall in no wise be lawful for them to enjoy the emolu- 
ments and advantfl^es of the College ; but it is our will that they be discharged 
from service, and deposed by the authority of the rector, dean of faculty, and 
principal. In such wise, however, that we will that the foresaid regents be bound to 
read prayers in their turns in the church which is now the nearest to the College, and 
was before called the church of the Preaching Friars, at the will of those in the 
ecclesiastical court who have the oversight of manners, and are commonly called 
elders; under whose direction also they shall take good heed that each of the 
poor students in his turn give warning by the bell from the belfry, that the studious 
youth, together with the people, may be assembled to the hearing of prayers ; and 



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166 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1672-8. 

aut eiiis vicegerentem,yniversitatis rectorem, decannm facnltatis, decanum 
rectorem ecclesisd de Hamiltoune, rectorem ecclesiad OlasguensiSyinodoyerbi 
Dei hi duo vltimi sint preecones, volumus pertinere : ita quod si contigerit 
prefecturaB locum vacare, aut per depriuationem, mortem aut dimiBsionem 
prefecti, duo regentes, edicto dierumquindedm, supradictas quinque personas 
pubHce admonebunt vt eligendo preposito adsint. Qui, tactis sacrosanctis 
evangeliis et sacramento in manu cancellarij Vniuersitatui superinteiidentis 
aut yicegerentis prssstito, jurabunt ejusmodi se virum electuros cui pietas et 
Christiana religio curae sit, quique felicissime ao dexterrime gymnasiarche 
officio sit functurus. Quicunque autem eorum suffiragiis prepositus dedara* 
tus fuerit is prefectura potiatur. Verum si supradictee personsd edicto accer* 
sitad non comparuerint yenireque neglexerint, ut de preposito intra mensem 
non prouiderint, eo casu jus eligendi omne prepositi ad rectorem, eiusque 
assessores quos deputatos Yocant Vniuersitatisjin solidum eayice pertinebit. 
Regentium vero electionem, pra&sentationem, admissionem et prouisionem 
penes academiae rectorem, prefectura CoUegii, et facultatis decanum, consti- 
tuimus : cadterorum vero duodecim scolarium pauperum pradsentationem et 
nominationem, nobis balliuis et senatui sine consulibus dictaB nostraBciuitatis, 

that they take charge of the dock, if any be put there by the dty. And it is our 
will that the presentation, admission and providing of the principal pertain to the 
chancellor superintendent of the University or his deputy, the rector of the University, 
the dean of faculty, the dean rector of the church of Hamiltoune, the rector of the 
Church of Glasgow, provided the two last be preachers of the word of God ; in such 
manner that if the place of the principal happen to fall vacant, whether by depriva- 
tion, death, or demission of the piincipal, the two regents shall publidy warn on an 
edict of fifteen days the abovesaid five persons to be present for the election of the 
principal. And they touching the holy evangels, and having made oath in the hands 
of the chancellor, superintendent of the University, or his deputy, shall swear to 
choose such a man as will have a care for godliness and the Christian religion, and 
who will most happily and most efiSciently discharge the duty of gymnasiarch. And 
whoever shall be declared principal by their suffrages shall enjoy the principalship. 
But if the abovesaid persons when summoned by edict shall not compear, and neglect 
to come, so that they do not provide a principal within a month, in that case all 
right of electing the principal for that occasion shall belong wholly to the rector and 
his assessors who are called deputes of the University. Moreover, we appoint the 
election, presentation, admission, and providing of the regents to be vested in the 
rector o( the University, the prindpal of the College, and the dean of faculty ; and 



1572^.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 167 

et BUCcesBoribos nostris pro tempore existentibus, reBeruamus; admisBionem 
vero et receptionem eorundem scolarium preposito ipBius Collegii et regen- 
tibud concedimuB. Prouiso tamen, si post mensem quo bursa yacauerit a 
nobis ballinis et senatu Glasguensi pro tempore existentibus, nemo idoneus 
Bcolaris prefecto Collegii et regentibus oblatus fuerit, eo duntaxat casu, iuB 
patronatus burssd illius ad rectorem academiee, decanum facultatis et Collegii 
prepositnm, pro eo tantum tempore et vice, deuoluatur ; eandemque habeant 
potestatem quam nos habuissemus, si in tempore pr^sentassemus, pro ilia 
duntaxat vice. Pauperes autem hos duodecim scolares ex filiis burgensium 
burgi de Glasgw assumi, eligi et nominari volumus, sic institutes in re 
grammatica ut philosophisd idonei auditores esse possint, recteque loquendi 
et Bcribendi peritiam teneant. Quod si ex his filiis burgensium de Glasgw 
idonei inueniri non possint nominandi, erunt nostro arbitratu alii prsedictis 
fstcultatibus iastituti, idque intra mensem postquam vacare contigerit, vt 
prs^ctum est. Ordinamus insuper omnes dicti Collegii personas honeste 
Tiuere, vt bonos et pios viros decet, neque scortentur, neque vagentur 
noctu, neque oJBTendiculo sint ciuitati : quod si prsdceptorum vita castitatis 
non sit cap€ix, neque continere se possint, ducant in Domino vxores, quas 

we reserve to us, the bailies and council of our said city, and our successors for 
the time bang, the presentation and nomination of the twelve poor scholars ; but 
we grant the admission and accepting of the said scholars to the principal of the 
said College and the regents. Provided, however, that if a month after a 
bursary has fallen vacant, no fit scholar shall have been presented by us, the 
bailies and council of Glasgow for the time, to the principal of the College and the 
regents, in that case only the right of patronage to the said bursary shall devolve 
on the rector of the University, the dean of faculty and the principal of the College 
for that time and occasion only; and they shaJl have the same power which 
we should have had if we had presented in time, for that occasion only. And 
it is our wiU that these twelve poor scholars be taken, chosen and nominated 
from the sons of burgesses of the burgh of Glasgow, so well grounded in the 
knowledge of grammar as to be fit auditors for philosophy, and that 'they have 
skill in speaking and writing correctly. But if from among the sons of burgesses 
of Glasgow fit persons cannot be found to be nominated, others shall be appointed, 
at our pleasure, to the foresaid benefits, and that within one month after they 
shall happen to fall vacant, as aforesaid. Further, we ordain that all persons of 
the said College live honestly, as becomes good and godly men, that they neither 
wench, nor rove by night, nor be a stumbling block to the diy ; but if they be not 



158 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1672-3. 

tamen intra CoUegii septa retinere non liceat, Adhaec quindecim supra- 
dictas et fundatas personas ooUegialiterviuere volumus, sinml vesci, dormire 
intra septa Gymnasij ; vnumque dictorum duodecim scolarium per heb- 
domadas mutuas janitoris vice fiingi^ eaque septimana bibliorum sit in aula 
pnblicalector, habeatquebreuem die sabbatino et publicam a coenaorationem. 
Clayes autem deferat sero ad Collegii prepositum aut priori regentium ; 
brumali tempestati Collegii fores non ante quintam matutinam reserendas, 
octaua yero yespertina claudendas curabit ; sdstiuo autem tempore janua 
patebit non ante quartam mane, neque yesperi post decimam. Pradterea 
dictum Collegium et quindecim personas eisque seruientes, aliosque omnes 
qui illic studiorum causa degere dignoscentur, ab omni iurisdictione ordin- 
aria, necnon omnibus custumis, exactionibus, pedagiis, intra ciuitatem nos- 
tram Glasguensemimpositis aut imponendis, pro nobis et successoribus nos- 
tris, liberos et exemptos esse- nunc et in perpetuum yolumus et declaramus. 
Statuentes insuper et ordinantes quod prsefatum Collegium in omnibus et 
singulis suis aedificiis et domibus de communibus sumptibus eiusdem 
sustentetur et reparetur, ac omnia et singula ad ipsius Collegii ysus spec- 
tantia ex ipsius Collegii reditibus ao impensa sarciantur et emendentur. 

able to bear the life of chastity, and cannot contain themselves, let them marry, 
wives in the Lord, whom however it shall not be lawful to keep within the 
bounds of the College. In addition, it is our will that the fifteen abovesaid founda- 
tioners live in community, eat together, sleep within the bounds of the College ; and 
that one of the said twelve scholars week about do the ofSce of janitor, and for 
that week be reader of the Bible in the public hall, and give a short public discourse 
after supper on the Saturday ; and he shall carry the keys at night to the prin- 
cipal of the College or to the first regent ; and he shall take care that in winter 
time the College doors be not unlocked before five o'clock in the morning, and shut at 
eight o'clock in the evening ; and in summer time the gate shall not be open tiU four 
o'clock in the morning, nor after ten o'clock in the evening. Moreover we will and 
declare for us and our successors, that the said College, and fifteen persons, and their 
servants, und all others that shall be known to live there for the sake of study, 
shall be free and exempt, now and evermore, from all ordinary jurisdiction, and all 
customs, exactions, tolls, imposed or to be imposed within our city of Glasgow. 
Determining and ordaining farther that the foresaid College be upheld and re- 
paired in all and sundry its buildings and houses from the common funds thereof; 
and all and sundry things pertaining to the use of the said College shall be amend- 
ed and repaired forth of the rents and charges of the said College. Also we will and 



1572-3.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 169 

Item YolumuB et ordinamus rectorem YniuersitatisyfacultatiB decanum, una* 
cum balliuis dieted nostrae ciuitatis Olasguensis pro tempore existentibus, 
bis in singuloB annos, calendis videlicet Martij et calendis Septembris, dic- 
tum nostrum Collegium yisitare, tam in capite quam in membris, vt si qua 
in re (quod absit) ab officio deflexerint, visitatorum opera et authoritate 
corrigi vt in viam redire queant, aut si rebelles fiierint fonctione priuari 
poBsint. Ibique vero visitatores prouideant ne bona Collegii in pios vsus 
a nobis concessa eorum luxu, abusu atque inertia dilapidentur, alienentur, 
oppignorentur. Ad hoec pr»fati visitatores rationibus Collegii audiendis 
prsefatis binis temporibus operam dent, ut omnia bona fide ac secundum 
nostram dispositionem coUocata esse videant, nihUque firaude a praeceptori^ 
bus et domus procuratore administrarL Subductoque calculo, si quid ex 
reditibus Gymnasij residui fuerit, id omne in maximos necessaries Gymnasij 
vsus CoUepjque reparationem, visitatorum arbitrio et Collegii prepositi 
consilio impendatur. Et quia (Deo bene juuante), ut speramus, fiiictus, 
prouentus et emolumenta nostri Collegii accrescent et augebuntur, volu- 
mus quod, personis quindecim praedictis sufficienter sustentatis, si quid 
pradterea virtute donationis nostrae Collegii reditibus accesserit, id studenti- 

ordain that twice every year, to wit, on the first of March and first of September, 
the rector of the University, the dean of faculty, together with the bailies of our said 
city of Glasgow for the time being, do visit our College, as well in head as in mem- 
bers, so that if they have turned aside in any wise from their duty (which God for* 
bid 1) they may, by the painstaking and authority of the visitors be corrected so as to 
return into the way, or if they be rebellious be deprived of their office. And 
thereupon the visitors shall take provident heed that the goods of the College 
granted by us for pious uses, be not wasted, sold, or pledged, through their 
extravagance, abuse, or remissness. Besides, the foresaid visitors shall take pains 
in auditing the accounts of the College at the two times aforesaid, to see that all be 
laid out in good faith and in conformity to oiu* disposition, and that nothing be 
fraudulently administered by the teachers and the procurator of the house. And on 
casting up the accounts if there be any residue remaining over from the rents of 
the College, it shall be all expended on the most necessary uses of the College, 
and repair of the College, at the will of the visitors, and advice of the principal of 
the College. And whereas it is our expectation, by the good help of Grod, th^t^ 
the fruits, profits, and emoluments of our College shall increase and augmg^it, it 
is our will, that after the forcsaid fifteen persons are sufficiently supported if aught 
else accrue to the rents of the College by vuiue of our donation, it ^^i be given 



160 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1672-3. 

bos et scolaribus pauperibus duodecim praedictis a nobis adiungendis, ad 
eomm victum et necessarios vsus, tribuatur, aut pluribus regentibus et praa- 
ceptoribus fundandis, si ita res Collegii postulauerint, rectorque academie 
decanus facultatis et Collegii propositus cum balliuorum consilio necessarium 
esse prouideant ; quorum prsdsentatio et admissio eiusdem juris sunto cum 
lis qui pr»cesserunt. Insuper dictas quatuordecim persouas, videlicet, duo- 
decim pauperes scolares duosque regentes, studentesque omnes qui ia 
CoUegio Uteris operam nauant, prsedicto eorum preposito in omnibus et 
singulis quae ad mores et disciplinam spectant subiectos esse volumus, 
eique in eosdem omnem iurisdictionem committimus ordinariam. Statuimus 
praeterea yt nemo in studentium album in praddicto nostro Collegio recipi- 
atur, qui puram et sinceram fidei et religionis confessionem prius coram 
preposito et regentibus non ediderit ; eam, nimirum, quae a serenissimo 
domino nostro rege Jacobo sexto moderno in actis Pariiamenti prasscripta 
et confirmata est. Adhaec jureiurando affirmabunt se omnia Gymnasij 
statuta inuiolabiliter seruaturos, et Collegii commodum ac vtilitatem ad 
quamcunqne vitae conditionem sen statum peruenerint pro virili procura- 
turos. Prouiso tamen quod praeseus nostra donationis et fundationis litera 
nuUatenus prasiudicabit nobis aut successoribus nostris quin poterimus in 

to students and poor scholars to be added to the twelve foresaid by us, for their 
food and necessary uses, or to the founding of more regents and preceptors, if the 
state of the College so require, and the rector of the university, the dean of faculty, 
and the principal of the College, with consent of the bailies, see it to be necessary : 
whose presentation and admission shall be after the same manner as the preceding. 
Further it is our will that the said fourteen persons, to wit, the twelve poor scholars 
and the two regents, and all students that prosecute their studies in the College be 
subject to their foresaid principal in all and sundry things belonging to manners and 
discipline ; and we commit to him all ordinary jCirisdiction over them. We ordain 
further tDat no one shall be admitted into the register of students in our foresaid 
College, who has not made a pure and sincere confession of faith and religion 
beforehand in presence of the principal and regents, the confession, to wit, that has 
been prescribed and confirmed in the acts of parliament by our most Serene Lord, 
King James the Sixth, that now is. Besides they shall affirm on oath, that they will 
inviolably observe all the statutes of the College, and according to their ability, 
further the weal and advantage of the College to whatsoever condition or state of 
life they attain. Provided nevertheless, that our present letter of gift and foundation 
shall in no wise prejudice us or our successors from being able in time to come freely 



167i^-SJ RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 161 

futurum libere disponere et conferre illas capellanias et prsabendarias intra 
dictam ciuitatem fundatas, nobis ex antique, ante praedictam donationem 
snpremsd dominad nostrae reginae, ratione nostri jurispatronatus laicalis 
epectantes, scolaribiis filiis nostrorum comburgensium, pro eorum supporta- 
tione et sustentatione in scolis infra dictam ciuitatem,etnon alias tribuendas, 
secundum tenorem acti Parliamenti : et quod ipsae prasbendaei et capellanias 
ac donationes earundem, per nos ipsis scolaribus conferendad, cum ipsarum 
fructibus, sint liberad et immunes a solutione cuiuscunque tertiaa partis 
fructuum earundem, quaa ab eis quouismodo exigi poterunt. Ad haeo 
volumus et ordinamus capellaniam (dictam Omnium Sanctorum) per nos 
magistro soolae grammaticalis dictae nostras ciuitatis alias concessam, cum 
fructibus eiusdem, cum eodem magistro scolas grammaticalis et suis succes- 
soribus, praeceptoribus pro tempore, pro perpetuo liberam etiam solutione 
alicuius tertiae partis fructuum eiusdem remanere, et ipsis reseruari in ftitu- 
mm. In cuius kei testimonium praesentibus, manibus nostris acetiam nostri 
communis scribas ut infra subscriptis, sigillum nostrum commune prassenti- 
bus est appensum, apud nostram ciuitatem Glasguensem, die octauo mensis 
Januarij anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo septuagesimo secundo. 
Sic subscrHnturj John Stewart of Mynto, knycht, provest ; Maister Adam 

to dispone and bestow those chaplainries and prebends founded within the said city, 
belonging to ns of old before the foresaid gift of our Sovereign Lady the Queen by 
virtue of our lay right of patronage, on scholars sons of our co-burgesses to 
be conferred for their maintenance and sustentation in schools within the said city, 
and not otherwise, according to the tenor of the act of parliament : and that the 
said prebends and chaplainries and donations to be conferred by us on the said 
scholars, with the fruits thereof, be free and exempt from payment of any third 
part of the fruits thereof which can be demanded of them in any manner of way. 
In addition, we will and ordain that the chaplainry (called that of All Saints) 
granted formerly by us to the master of the Granmiar School of our said city, 
with the fruits thereof, remain for ever with the said master of the Granmiar School 
and his successors, preceptors for the time being, free also from payment of the 
third part of the fruits thereof, and be reserved to ^em in time to come. In wtteibss 
WHEREOF, to these presents, subscribed with our hands and the hand of our common 
derk, as under, our common seal is appended, at our city of Glasgow, the eighth 
day of the month of January, the year of God, one thousand five hundred and 
seventy second. Sic subscribitar^ John Stewart of Mynto, knycht, provest, 
Maister Adam Wallace, baHlie, George Elphinstoun, baillie, Archibald Lyoun, 
1 X 



162 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1672-S. 

Wallace, baillie ; George Elphinstoun, baillie ; Archibald Lyonne, baillie ; 
James Fleming ; Johne Wileoun ; William Donaldsoun ; Thomas Normont ; 
Johnne Grahame ; Johnne Boyd ; David Lyoune ; Michell Barde, commone 
procuratour ; W^ilKame Maxwell ; Johmie Wodderop ; Mathow Wilsonne ; 
Williame Hiegait, with my hand. Ita est Henricus Gibsoime, notarius ao 
Bcriba curisB burgalis ciuitatiB Glasguensis, de mandato consilium ac 
decanorum artimn mechanicarum eiosdem ciuitatis communitatem ipsius 
repa&sentantium, et scribere nescientium, manu propria. 

baillie, James Fleming, Johne Wilsonne, William Donaldsoun, Thomas Normont, 
Johnne Orahame, Johnne Boyd; David Lyoune, Michael Barde, commone pro- 
caratonr, WUllame Maxwell, Johnne Wodderop, Mathow Wilsomie, WiUiame 
Hiegait, with my hand. Ita est^ Henry Oibsowie, notary and derk of the burgh 
court of the city of Glasgow with my hand^ by command of the coundllors and 
deacons of the crafts of the said city representing the community thereof, because 
they cannot write. 



LXIV. 

Ratification by King James VI. in Parliament of the Charter 
No. Lxm., by the Provost^ Bailies, Councillors and Community of 
Glasgow, in favour of the Pedagogy or College of Glasgow. 
Edinburgh, 26 January 1672-8. 

IN THE Parliament haldin at Edinburght the twentysaxt day of Januar 
the yeir of God ane thousand fyve hundreth threscoir tuelff yeiris. The 
QX7HILK DAY, oure Souersne Lord, with aviso and consent of his richt traist 
cousing James erle of Mortoune lord Dalkeith, regent to his Hienes his 
realme and liegis, the thre estates and haill body of this present parlia- 
ment, for the encres and help of gude lettres and instmctione of the 
youth, quhairthrow thai may be able to serve in the kirk of God and 
commoneweill of this realme in tyme cumingi be the tennour of this 



1672^.] RELATINQ TO THE CITT OF GLASGOW. 163 

present act, ratifeifl, apprevis, and for his Hienes and his successoures 
perpetaallie confirmes the Charter, Fundatioiine, and Infeftment, and all 
pointis, articles, conditiones, claussis and circumstances thairoi^ maid and 
gevin be the prouest, bailies, counsale and communitie of the cietie and 
burgh of Glasgw to the College or Pedagoge of Glasgw, regentis and 
studentis resident thairin, nominat in the said fdndatione, to thair honest 
and commodious sustentation, off all and sindre the landis, tenementis, 
houssis, biggingis, kirkis, chapellis, yardes, orchardes, craftis, annuel- 
rentis, fiructes, dewteis, proffittis, and emolimentis, males, obit siluer, and 
anniuersaries quhatsumeuir, quhilkis be ony manor of way pertenit or 
ar knawin to pertene to quhatsumeuir chapellis, altarages, prebendareis^ 
foundit in quhatsumeuir kirk or college within the said cietie of Glasgw, 
or of the places of all the Freiris of the same cietie ; togedder with all and 
sindre landis, houssis, tenementis and annualrentis of quhatsumeuir landis, 
houssis, and tenementis within the said cietie of Glasgw, or without the 
samyne, pertening and belanging to the saidis provest, bailies, counsale, 
and communitie, or vsit to be vpliffcit and payit eftir the forme and 
tennour of the infeftment maid and gevin to thaim thairvpoune be the 
Qaene moder to oure Souerane Lord in hir regime, and conforme to the 
said ftmdatioune, quhilk is of the date the aucht day of Januar iostant ; 
declaring and decerning the samyn to haue fiill effect in all tyme cuming ; 
Off the quhilk fundatioun the tennour foUowis : — ^Vniuersis et singulis 
in Christo, [etc., ut supra. No. Lxm]. Extractum de Librir Actorum Parlia- 
menti per me magistrum Jacobum Makgill de Rankelour Nethir, clericum 
rotulorum registri ac consilii S. D. N. Regis, sub meis signo et subscrip- 
tione manualibus. 

Jaoobus Makgill. 



lU CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1576. 

LXV. 

Decree by thd Lords of Council and Session, in favor of the 
Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of Glasgow, 
defenders in an action pursued by the burgh of Butherglen 
against them, — ^by which decree the defenders were found entitled 
to exact a ladleful of every sack of victual coming to the market 
of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 4 June 1575. 

At Edinburgh the ferd day of Juni, the yeir of God j°* v® Ixxv yens, the 
lordis of counsale vnderwrittin, that is to say, ane reuerend fader in God, 
Adam Bisehop of Orkney, Robert commendatare of Dumfermling, Alex- 
ander commendatare of Culros, Maister William Baillie, Lord Provand, 
Alexander Dumbar dene of Murray, Maister Robert Pountt doctor in 
diuinitie, Maister James Makgill of Rankelour Nether clerk of register, 
Schiris Richert Maitland of Lethingtoun, Johnne Bellenden of AuchnouU 
justice clerk, knyehtis, Maister Dauid Borthvick of Lochill, aduocat to cure 
Souerane Lord, William Dowglas of Quhittinghame, and Maister Thomas 
Makoalzeane of Cliftounhall : In THE AOTIOUN and caus persewit be the 
prouest, baillies, counsall, and commonitie, and fre burgessis of the burght 
of Rutherglen aganis Robert lord Boyd, prouest of Glasgow, Archibald 
Lyoun, George Elphinstoun, and James Flemyng, baillies thairof, and 
counsall and commonitie of the samin, makand mentioun that quhair the 
saidis prouest, baillies, counsale, and commonitie of Rutherglen ar of auld 
be our Soueranes maist noble progenitouris, Kings of this realme, erectit 
in ane fre burgh aboue fyue hundreth yeiris, with the mair, and hes 
gewin and grantit to thame be thair infeftmentis all priuelegis, fredomee, 
and immwnities pertening to ane fre burgh regale, as ony vther fre burgh 
within this realme hes or had in tymes bypast, lykeas the saidis per- 
sewaris, and thair predecessouris, fre burgessis of the said burgh hes 
bene in peciable possessiouu of the said preuilegis in traffickyng with 
merchandice, bying and selling of gudis, in fre burghis and mercattis 
thairof, custom fre, conforme to the preuilegis of fre burgessis in vtheris 
fre burghis in all tymes bygane past memour of man : Neuirtheles the 



1576.] BELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 165 

said proaest, baillleB, counsall and commonitie of the said detie of Glasgow, 
quhaia fredome and libertie of fre burgh dependis ypon the preuilege of 
tibe said burgh regale of Dumbartaine, hes laitlie rasit ane new exactioun 
ypoun fre burgessis of the said burgh of Rutherglen, compelling the 
Baidis persewaris to pay thre half-penneis for ilk laid of comis convoyit in 
or brocht be thame furth of the said cietie ; and als be maner of skafrie 
and mere extortioun extortis and takis forth of euerie laid of comis brocht 
in the said cietie be the fre burgessis of the said burgh ane ladill full of 
comis, quhilk is neir the messour of ane ferd pairt peck, by all lovable 
consuetude, to the greit oppressioun and hurt of the fredome preuilege 
and libertie of the said burgh and fre burgessis thairo^ and expres aganis 
all law, reasoun, and equitie, and will on na wis desist and ceis thairfra 
and suffer the saidis persewaris peciablie bruke and jois thair libertie of 
fre burgh in bying and selling custome fre within the said cietie : and anent 
the charge gewin to the saidis prouest, baillies, coimsall and commonitie 
to haif comperit before the lordis of counsall at ane certane day bygane to 
haif hard and sene thame and Robert Millar, thair customer, and all vtheris 
thair custumaris and serchearis dischargit of all lifting and exacting of 
the cnstumes and dewiteis aboue specifit, and to desist and ceis thairfra in 
tyme cuming, and suffer the fre biu-gessis of the said burgh of Butherglen 
i;o bring and sell in the said citie, by and tak away fiirth of the samin all 
kynd of comis, bestiall, gudis, and merchandise, and to mak thair lefuU 
trafficque thairwith, but payment of ony custome, dewitie or exactioun 
thairfor, by all use and custome obseruit within vtheris burghis to fre 
burgessis thairof ; or ellis to haif allegeit ane ressonable cause quhy the 
samin suld not haif bene done ; lyk as at mair lenth is conteuit in the 
principal] letteres rasit in the said mater, actis, letteres, and haill proces 
led and deducit thairvpouu. The saidis prouest, baillies, counsale, and 
commonitie of Rutherglen, comperand be Maister Alexander Mauchane, 
thair procuratour, and the saidis provest, baillies, counsale and commonitie 
of Glasgow comperand be Maister Richert Strang, thair procuratour, all 
thair rychtis, ressonis, allegatiounis, togidder with the depositionis of 
diners famous witnessis resauit, admittit, swome, and examinat, pro* 
dacit for the part of the saidis prouest, baillies, counsall, and commonitie 
of Glasgow, for proving of the pounctis of the exceptioun vndirwrittin, 
hard, sene, vnderstand, and the saidis lordis thairwith being riplie advuisit, 



166 CHARTEBS AND DOCUMENTS [1675. 

the lordiB of connBall, yit as of before, decemis and ordanis the saidis 
prouest, baillieB, coimsale and commonitie of the said cietie of Glasgow, 
thair custumaris, and sercheouris to desist and ceis in all tjme cuming 
of all lifting and exacting of the saidis pronest, baillies, counsal and 
commonitie and fre burgessis of the said burgh of Butherglen for the 
said thre half-penneis for ilk laid of comis convoyit in or brocht be thame 
fiirth of the said citie ; because the said Mr Richard Strang, procuratour 
for the saidis prouest, baillies, counsale, and commonitie of the said cietie 
of Glasgow, denyit of before that thai tnke ony sic exactioun in ony 
tyme bypast, and wer content to desist and ceis thair&a in ony tyme 
cuming. And as tuiching the remanent pounctis aboue writtin contenit 
in the said letteres concerning the taking of euery laid of comis brocht 
in the said cietie of Glasgow, or vther victual, be the saidis fre burgessis 
of Rutherglen of ane ladiQ full thairo^ the saidis lordis assoilzeis nm- 
pUciter the saidis prouest, baillies, counsale and commonitie of the said 
cietie of Glasgow fra that pairt of the saidis letteres purchest at the 
instance of the saidis prouest, baillies, counsale and commonitie of the 
said biurgh of Butherglen, and decemis thame quitt thair&a in tyme to 
cum, becaus it wes allegeit be the said Medster Richart Strang, procura- 
tour for the saidis prouest, baillies, counsall, and commonitie of Glasgow, 
that thay on na wis suld be dischargit of rptaking of the said ladill frill 
of euery sek of wictuall cumand to the said mercat, nor yit decernit to 
desist and ceis thairfra in tyme cuming, becaus the saidis prouest, baillies, 
counsale and commonitie of the said citie ar infeft in fre burgh be our 
saidis Souerane Lordis predecessouris, and be vertii thairof thay haif 
bene in possessioun of vptaking of ane ladill frill of all cornis and victuale 
of ilk sek cumand to the mercat of the said burgh past memour of man, 
and that for sowping and clangeing of thair calsay, lyke as vtheris 
burrowis within this realme ar and hes bene in siklyke possessioune of 
vptaking of siclyke dewitie for the samin cans, and thairfor thai aucht 
and suld yit be ansuerit of the said ladill full of euery sek cumand to 
the said mercat, conforme to the said lovable vse obseruit past memour 
of man within the said burgh and vtheris to the effect forsaid, and for 
the cans aboue writtin. Quhilk allegeance the said Maister Richart, pro- 
curatour forsaid, offerit him to preif sufficientlie, and the saymin being 
frindin relewant be the saidis lordis wes admittit to the saidis prouest, 



1576.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 167 

bailleis, connsall, and commonite of Glasgow probatiotin and diners termes 
being assignit to thaim for preying thairo^ previt the samin snfficientlie, 
lyik as wes cleirlie understand to the saidis lordis, and ordanis letteres 
to be direct heiruponn, gif neid beis, in forme as afferis. Extractum de 
libro actorum per me Magistrum Jacobum Makgill de Rankelonr Nether, 
dericnm rotulorum registri ao concilii S. D. N. Regis, sub meis signo et 
flubscriptionef manualibns. Jagobus Makgill. 



LXVL 

Xettkrs by the Begent Morton discharing the community of ihe City 
of Glasgow from passing upon assizes or inquests in any actions, 
crimen and causes, before any judges, except in actions and 
crimes done in the City or three miles outwith the same. 
Dalkeith, 1 April 1676. 

Hex. We, and cure richt traist cousing James erll of Mortoim lord of 
Dalkeith, Regent to ws, oure realme and liegis, vnderstanding that diuers 
of the inhabitantis of the citie of Glasgow ar sindre tymes chargit and 
trublit to compeir and pas vpoun assissis and inqueistis large space of the 
said cietie, in diuers actiouns and caussis, to thair large expenssis and 
hinder of thair leftQl besines, be the tennour heirof with auise of oure 
said cousing and regent, and for vtheris ressonabill caussis and considera- 
tiouns moving ws, exemis and dischargis fhe baillies, inhabitantis, and 
haill communite of the said citie fra ony compeirance or passiog vpoun 
assissis or inqueistis in quhatsumeuir actionis, crymes, and caussis, befoir 
our justice, schereflSs, stewartis, or vtheris judges within our realme in 
tyme cuming, except in actionis and crymes done and committit within 
or thre myles outwith the said citie ; and will and grantis that thay nor 
nane of thame sail be callit or accusit thairfore criminalie nor ciuilie be 
ony maner of way in tyme cuming, nor sail incur na scaith, pane, cryme, or 
danger thairthrow in thair persones, priuilegis, landis, guidis, or geir, 



1G8 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENl'S [1677. 

nochtwithstanding ony actis, statutis, lettereB, proclamationis, or charges, 
Bpeciall or generall, maid or to be maid in the contrair, or ony panis con- 
tenit thairin, anent the qnhilkis we dispens, discharging all and sundrie' 
our jugis, ministeris of our lawes, vtheris our oflBciaris, leigis, and subditis 
oflf all calling, accusing, vnlawing or onywais preceding aganis the saidis 
baillies, inhabitantis, and communite of the said citie or ony of thame for 
the said cans, poinding, trubling, or onywyse intrometting with thame or 
ony of thame thairfore and of thair offices in that pairt. Gevin vnder our 
signet and subscriuit be our said cousing and regent at Dalkeith, the first 
day of Aprile, and of oure reignne the nynt year, 1576. 

(L.S.) James, Regent. 



Lxvn. 

Charter by King James VI., granting the Eectory and Vicarage of 
the Parish Church of Govan to the College or Pedagogy of 
Glasgow, and of new confirming all lands^ houses, and revenues 
granted to it in time past, to be applied in the manner set forth 
in the King's New Erection and Foundation ingrossed in the 
charter, for the maintenance of a principal, three regents, a 
steward, four poor students, the principal's servant, a cook and 
a janitor. Dalkeith, 13 July 1677. 

V ACOBUS Dei gracia Rex Scotorum, OMNIBUS probis hominibus totius 
terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. SciATls quia nos ac fidelissimus noster 
consanguineus Jacobus comes de Mortoun dominus de Dalkeith, nostri ac 
regni et liegiorum nostrorum Begens, intelligentes quod annua proficua et 

J AMES by the grace of Ood, timg of Scots, to all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Know ye that we and our most faithful cousin, James, 
earl of Mortoun, lord of Dalkeith, Regent to us, and onr kingdom and lieges, under- 
standing that the annual profits and rents of the College or Pedagogy of Qlaegow 



1577.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 169 

redditus CoIIegil seu Pedagogii GlaflguensiB tarn exigua sunt, vt hac 
nostra etate minime sufficientia aint ad sustentandum principalem, magis* 
troB, regentes, bursarios et officiarios necessarioB in quouis CoUegio, nee ad 
adminicnlandum snstentationi et reparation! eiusdem ; ac itaque yolentes 
exiguitatem dictorum paruorum reddituum juuare, et ad faciendum ac 
erigendum illic quandam faciem Collegii, pro zelo et bona volnntate qnam 
ad propagationem et incrementum bonarum literanim et juuentutis in- 
structionem gerimus, vt membra vtilia ad seruiendmn eccleaie Dei et 
reipublice intra hoc nostrum regnum alantur, instruantur et educantur ; 
cimi auisamento et consensu dicti nostri fidelissimi consanguinei et Re- 
gen tis, dedimus, concessimus, disposuimus, incorporauimus, et per mortifica- 
tionem pro perpetuo confirmauimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre 
damns, concedimus, disponimus, incorporamus, et per mortificationem pro 
peipetuo confirmamus, dicto CoUegio seu Pedagogic Glasguensi, principal!, 
magistris, regentibus, bursariis, semis et officiariis, per nos specificandis in 
nostra erectione et fundatione subsequent! desuper confecta, et eorum sue- 
cessoribuB, Totam et integram rectoriam et vicariam ecclesie parochialis 
de Govane, cum omnibus decimis, fructibus, redditibus, proficuis, emolu- 
mentis, deuorijs, mansis, gleba, terris ecclesiaBticis eiusdem, et suis per* 
tinentiis, jacentis infra diocesim Glasguensem et vicecomitatum nostrum 

are so small that they are not sufficient in thb our time for the mtdnteDanoe of the 
prindpal, masters, regents, bursars, apd officers necessary in any college, nor to 
assist in the upholding and repairing thereof ; and therefore desiring to aid the 
slendemess of the said scanty rents, and for making and erecting therein some 
appearance of a college, of the zbbI and good- will which we bear to the spread and 
growth of learning, and the instruction of youth, to the end that useful members 
may be reared, instructed, and educated, for serving the Church of God and the 
commonwealth within this our kingdom ; with advice and consent of our said most 
faithful cousin and Regent, have given, granted, disponed, incorporated, and in 
mortmain for ever confirmed, and by the tenor of our present charter, give, grant, 
dispone, incorporate, and in mortmain for ever confirm to the said College or Peda- 
gogy of Glasgow, the principal, masters, regents, bursars, servants, and officers, to 
be specified by us in our erection and foundation following made thereupon, and their 
successors, all and whole the rectory and vicarage of the parish church of Govane, 
with all teinds, fruits, rents, profits, emoluments, dues, manses, glebe, kirklands of 
the same, and their pertinents, lying within the diocese of Glasgow and our 
sheriffdom of Renfrew, now vacant by decease of the late Master Stephen Betouu, 
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170 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1577. 

de Ranfrew, nuno.per deoessum quondam Magistri Stephani Betoun vltimi 
rectoris et poBsessoris eiusdem vacantis; idque liberas et exemptas a boIu- 
tione tertie, taxationis, seu aliarum impositionmn quanimcunique : Ten- 
DBNDAM ET HABENDAM totam et integram predictam rectoriam et vicariam 
ecclesie parochialis de Govane, cum omnibus finctibus, redditibus, proficuis, 
emolumentis, deuoriis, mansis, gleba, terris ecclesiastidB eiusdem, ac omni- 
bus Buis pertinentiis, predicto CoUegio et Pedagogio,principali,magi8tris, re- 
gentibus, [bursariis], semis et offioiariis eiusdem, ac successoribus suis, pro 
perpetuo mortificatam in ftiturum : cum potestate ipsis per se, suos factores 
et seruitores, ipsorum nominibus, dictis rectoria et vicaria vtendi, gaudendi, 
et possidendi, ac decimas, fructus, redditus, proficua, emolumenta, deuoria 
earundem, ac mansorum, glebarum et terrarum ecclesiaBticarum eisdem 
spectantium cum suis pertinentiis, percipiendi, leuandi et intromittendi, ao 
desuper ad vsum et effectum suprascriptum disponendi, pro reductione et 
annullatione infeofamentorum feudifirme earundem, mansorum seu gleba- 
rum, vel assedationum de eisdem seu aliqua earundem parte, yoc€tndi et 
prosequendi, easdem de nouo locandi et assedandi, simib' modo ac adeo 
libere et legitime sicuti rectores vel vicarij dicte ecclesie parochialis 
potuerunt, seu in vsu facere consueuerunt aliquibus temporibus retroactis, 
sine aliqua reuocatione, contradictione aut obstaculo aliqualL ACETIAM de 

last rector and possessor thereof; and that, free and exempt from payment of 
third, taxation, or other impost whatsoever : . To hays and to hold All and Whole 
the foresaid rectory and vicarage of the parish Church of Govane, with all fruits, 
rents, profits, emoluments, dues, manses, glebe, kirklands thereof, and all their 
pertinents to the foresaid College and Pedagogy, to the principal, masters, regents, 
[bursars,] servants and officers thereof, and their successors, in mortmain for ever 
in time to come : With power to them, by themselves, their factors and servants in 
their names, to use, enjoy, and possess the said rectory and vicarage, and to receive, 
uplift, and intromit with the teinds, fruits, rents, profits, emoluments, dues of the 
same, and of the manses, glebes, and kirklands belonging to the same, with their 
pertinents, and to dispone upon the same to the use and effect above written, to 
call and pursue for reducing and annulling of infeftments in fen-farm thereof, 
of the manses or glebes, or of tacks of the same, or any part thereof, to set in 
tack and let the same of new, in like manner and as freely and lawfully as the 
rectors or vicars of the said parish church could have done, or were in use to do, at 
any time bygone, without any revocation, gainsaying, or hindrance whatsoever. 
And 4i#so of new we have given, granted, and for us and our successors for ever 



1677.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 171 

Douo dedixnus, conceBsimus, ac pro nobis et Buccessoribua nostiis pro per- 
petuo confirmauimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre damns, concedimuB, 
ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo confirmamus dictja 
coUegio, magistris, regentibus, studentibus, semis ac aliis officiariis sub- 
Bcriptis in eodem seruientibus, omnes et singulos alios annuos redditus, 
fructua, proficua, deuoria et emolnmenta, predicto CoUegio antea per qnem- 
cunque ordinem sen qnouismodo fundata, dotata et concessa: ac praesertim 
omnes et singulas terras, tenementa, domus, edificia, capellanias, hortos, 
pomaria, croftas, annuos redditus, fructus, deuoria, proficua et emolnmenta, 
firmas, lie obit siluer, ac annuos redditus quoscunque, que qnouismodo per* 
tinuerunt sen pertinere dinoscuntur ad aliquas capellanias, altaragia, pre- 
bendas, in quacunque ecclesia sen coUegio intra ciuitatem Glasguensem 
fundatas, vel de lopis omnium Fratrum eiusdem dtdtatis: vnacum omnibus 
et singulis terris, domibus, tenementis et annuis redditibus quarumcunque 
terrarum, domorum et tenementorum intra dictam ciuitatem Glasguensem 
sen extra ecmdem eisdem pertinentibus et spectantibus, ac dicto CoUegio 
antea concessis et fondatis. Quosquidem fructus et proficua annuorum 
reddituum et capellaniarum, cum Fratrum terris, domibus, redditibus et 
emolumentis antedictis, nos et successores nostri tenore presentis carte 
nostre yolumus et concedimus pacifice leuari et disponi ad vsum dicti 

confirmed, and by the tenor of our present charter give, grant, and for us and our 
successors for ever confirm to the said College, masters, regents, students, servants, 
and other officers under written serving therein, all and sundry other annual rents, 
fruits, profits, dues, and emoluments, before founded, gifted and granted to the 
foresaid College by any order or in any manner : and particularly all and sundry 
the lands, tenements, houses, buildings, chaplainries, gardens, orchards, crofts, 
annual rents, fruits, dues, profits, and emoluments, maills, obit silver, and annual 
rents whatsoever, that in any way belonged or are known to belong to any 
chaplainries, altarages, prebends, founded in any Church or College within the city 
of Glasgow, or of the places of all the friars of the said city : together with all and 
sundry lands, houses, tenements and annual rents of whatsoever lands, houses, and 
tenements within the said city of Glasgow, or outwith the same pertaining and be- 
lon^ng to them, and formerly granted and founded in favour of the said College. 
Which fruits and profits of annual rents and chaplainries, with the Friars' lands, 
houses, rents, and emoluments aforesaid, we and our successors, by the tenor of our 
present charter, will and grant to be peaceably uplifted and disponed to the use of 
the said College, without any third, impost, or any other taxation whatsoever ; not- 



172 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1677. 

Collegii, sine aliqua tertia, impositione aut aliqua alia taxatione qna- 
cunque ; non obetantibus quibusvis legibiis, consuetudinibus, parliamen- 
torum actis seu ordinationibus in contrariam. Acetiam cum potestate ipsis 
ad VBum dicti Collegii colligendi tertiam fructuum omnium illarum pre- 
bendarum et capellaniarum, quarum presentes possessores nunc viuunt. 
Reddendo inde annuatim dicti principalis, magistri, regentes, bursarii, serui 
et officiarii dicti Collegii seu Pedagogii Glasguensis, et eonim succes- 
Bores, seruitium communium precum et supplicationum Omnipotenti 
Deo pro statu prospero nostro et successorum nostrorum, ac doctrinam 
bonarum literarum et linguarum aliarumque professionum necessariarum, 
acvtendo bonis disciplina et ordine in dicto Collegio: disponentes redditus 
in educationem juuentutis juxta erectionem et Amdationem per nos 
desuper confectam, cuius tenor sequitur : Jagobus Sextus Dei gratia 
Scotorum Rex, omnibus et singulis Christiani nominis cultoribus, salutem. 
Cum diuina prouidentia nos ijs temporibus ad regni gubemacula per- 
duxerit, in quibus Euangelii lucem, expulsis Papismi tenebris, Scotie nostre 
prelucere voluit; nosque in primis soUicitos esse oporteat, vt tantum 
Dei beneficium ad posteros nostros propagetur : neque id alia ratione 
commodius fieri possit quam proba educ^tione et juuentutis recta infor- 
matione in bonis Uteris, que nisi honoribus et premiis alantur prorsus sunt 

withstanding any laws, customs, acts of parliament, or ordinances to the con- 
trary ; and also with power to them to ingather for the use of the said College the 
third of the fruits of all those prel^ends and chaplainries, the present possessors 
of which are now in life. Paying therefore yearly the said principal, masters, 
regents, bursars, servants and officers of the stud College or Pedagogy of Glasgow 
and their successors, the service of common prayers and supplications to Almighty 
Ood, for the prosperity of us and our successors, and instruction in letters and lan- 
guages, and other necessary studies, and the exercise of good disdpline and order in 
said College : applying the rents for the education of youth according to the erec- 
tion and foundation made by us thereupon, whereof the tenor follows : James the 
Sixth, by the grace of God, King of Scots, to all and sundry who bear the Christian 
name, greeting. Sn^cs divine providence has brought us to the government of the 
kingdom, in these times in which it ordained the light of the gospel to ilhunine oar 
country of Scotland, and the darkness of Popery to be dispelled ; and it behoves us 
to be spedally concerned, that so great a blessing of God should be transmitted to 
our posterity ; and since by no other means can that be so conveniently done, as 
by a sound education and right training of youth in learning, which will soon wholly 



1577.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 173 

interiture. Hmo est quod nos, dum rem literariam passim pet regnum 
nostrom in Dei gloriam promouere studeremus, animum etiam nostrum 
adiecerimus ad coUigendas relliquias Aoademie Glasguensis, quam pre 
inopia languescentem ac iam pene confectam reperimus. Et cum consilio 
et concensu dilecti nostri consanguinei Jacobi comitis a Mortoun domini 
Dalkeith, tutoris nostri et proregis charissimi, ei malo prospicere volentes 
ad tela paupertatis delenda, que bonarum arcium studiosis maximopere 
infesta esse solent, dederimus et concesserimus, prout per presentes damns 
et concedimus, et pro nobis ac successoribus nostris perpetuo confirmamus, 
et ad mortuam manum perpetuo vnimus ac confirmamus CoUegio nostro 
Glasguensi totam et integram rectoriam de Govane cum yicaria eiusdem, 
jacentem in dioced Glasguensi et vicecomitatu nostro de Ranfrew, vacan- 
tem per decessum Magistri Stephani Betoun rectoris einsdem non ita 
pridem yita fimcti, cum omnibus decimis, emolumentis et fructibus, gleba 
et mansionibus, omnibusque aliis commodis que de iure aut consuetudine 
regni quomodolibet pertinere queant. Volumus autem in dicto nostro 
CoUegio duodecim personas ordinarias residere ad Gymnasii commoda 
procuranda, et juuentutem bonis Uteris informemdam, que ex impensis et 
fhictibus eiusdem alantur et sustententur pro modo ac facilitate reddi- 
tuum dicto CoUegio assignatorum, secundum discretionem G jmnasiarche 

perish, unless it be fostered by honours and rewards. Therefore it is that we, 
while striving to advance learning everywhere throughout our realm to the glory 
of God, turned our attention also to gather together the remains of onr University of 
Glasgow, which we found to be pining in poverty, and now weU nigh ruined. And 
we, with advice and consent of our well beloved cousin James, earl of Mortoun, lord 
Dalkeith our dearest guardian and Regent, wishing both to provide against that 
calamity, and to obviate the sting of poverty, which is wont to be most adverse 
to persons studious of the liberal arts, have given and granted, as by these presents 
we give and grant, and for us and our successors for ever confirm, and in mortmain 
for ever unite and confirm, to our said College of Glasgow, All and whole the 
rectory of Govane, with the vicarage thereof, lying in the diocese of Glasgow and 
sheriffdom of Ranfrew, vacant by decease of Master Stephen Betoun, rector thereof, 
lately deceased, with all teinds, emoluments and fruits, glebe and manses, and 
all other advantages which by right or custom of our kingdom may in any way 
belong thereto. And we wiU that twelve persons in ordinaiy reside in our said 
College, for attending to the welfare of the College, and instructing the youth in 
letters, who shall be maintained and supported from the charges and fruits thereof, 



17:1 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1677. 

et regentium subscriptorum : Nimirum, Gymnasiarcham, tres regentes, 
oeconumum, quatuor pauperes studentes, senium Gymnasiarche, coquum 
et janitorem, quoram singulos in suis muneribus abeundis sediilos esse 
Yolumus, et pro laboribus honoraria ac stipendia percipere, quo maiore 
alacritate stiis officiis inuigilent. Ac primum qtddem omnes has duo- 
decim personas coUegialiter viuere volumus : quibus pro victu quotidiano 
assignamns ex prefato beneficio et rectoria de Govane, extendente 
insolidum in suo rentali ad viginti quatnor celdras, viginti et vntim 
celdras ad esctdenta et poculenta dictis fundatis personis sufficienter sine 
luxu et profusione snstentandis, vt frugali victus racione ad seriorem 
studiorum curam incitentur. Quod si subductis racionibus et calculo inito, 
quid ftierit residui id in pios vsus CoUegij et sarta tecta CoUegij impendatur 
eorum arbitratu quos postea in eadem hac fundatione Collegio inuisendo 
prefecimus. Gymnasiarcham autem pium et probum hominem imprimis esse 
oporteat; cui totum Collegium et singula eius membra subesse oporteat; 
cui in singulas Collegii nostri personas jurisdictionem committimus 
ordinariam. Is in sacris Uteris probe institutus ad aperienda fidei misteria, 
et reconditos diuini verbi thesauros explic€tndos idoneus, linguarum etiam 

according to the measure and ability of the rents assigned to the said College, at the 
discretion of the principal and regents underwritten : to wit, the principal, three 
regents, a steward, four poor students, a servant of the principal, a cook, and a 
janitor, every one of whom we desire to be attentive in discharging of their duties, 
and to receive fees and stipends for their work, that they may attend to their duties 
with the greater alacrity. And in the first place it is our will that all these twelve 
persons live in community ; and we assign to them for their daily provision, out of 
the foresaid benefice and rectory of Oovane, extending in all in its rental to twenty 
four chalders, twenty one chalders for food and drink for sustaining the said foun« 
dationers sufficiently, without extravagance and waste, that by means of frugal fare 
they may be incited to more earnest application to their studies. And if on casting 
up and balancing of the accounts any residue remain over, it shall be spent on pious 
uses of the College and repairing the buildings of the College, at the will of those 
whom we have hereafter appointed in this our foundation to make a visitation of 
the College. And especially must the principal be a good and upright man, to 
whom the whole College and every one of its members must be subject ; and to him 
we commit ordinary jurisdiction over every one of the persons of our College. It 
behoves him to be well versed in holy writ, to open up the mysteries of the faith, 
and fitted to unfold the hidden treasures of the word of Ood, and knowing and 



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1677.] RELATINQ TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 176 

gnaras et peritns sit oportet ; imprimis vero Hebraice et Syriace, cuiiis 
professorem esse instituimtis. Linguam enim sanctam, vt par est, promoneri 
inter subditos nostros cupimus, vt scripturarum fontes et misteria rectius 
aperiantnr. Itaque dicto nostro GTmnasiarche committimus, quo sedulitatis 
exemplum toti CoUegio diligentia sua subministret, vt indies singulos horam 
saltern vnam prelegendo impendat, quo tempore maxime erit oportunum ; 
altemis autem diebus prelectionem Theologicam selegat ad explicandos 
Scripturarum reoessus, altemis linguam ipsam sanctam auditoribus expli- 
caturus. Die autem Sabbatino immunem esse a prelectionibus concedimus, 
quoniam totius septimane ratio ei ab auditoribus exigenda est et opera 
danda formande ad Goueanum populum concionis : nam cum Collegium 
nostrum ex decimis et prouentibus eius ecclesie sustentetur, equum esse 
duximus, vt qui temporalia ministrant spiritualia percipiant, nee pane 
vite quod est Dei verbum defraudentur. Curam itaque quoad poterit 
diligentissimam adhibebit Gymnasiarcha, vt eum populum p8U9cat, et in 
recta morum et vite disciplina contineat ; singulisque diebus Dominicis ad- 
hortetur ad pietatem et probitatem. Besideat vero in dicto Collegio, neque 
inde pedem moueat ad longinquiorem aliquam profectionem, nisi re cum 

skilled in langaages ; and particularly in Hebrew and Syriac, of which we appoint 
him to be professor. For, as is reasonable, we wish to promote the knowledge of 
the sacred tongue among our subjects, that the springs and mysteries of the 
Scriptures may be the more rightly laid open. Wherefore we charge our said Prin- 
cipal that, he by his diligence, exhibit a pattern of assiduity to the whole College, 
that he spend an hour at least every day in prelecting at whatever time is most 
convenient ; and on alternate days he shall choose a Theological lecture, to unfold 
the mysteries of the Scriptures, and on the intermediate days shall explam the said 
sacred langoage to his hearers. And we grant that he be exempt from prelecting on 
the Saturday, since an account of the whole week should be required by him from 
his hearers, and attention given to prepare a discourse for the people of Govane; for 
since our College is upheld out of the teinds and revenues of that Church we deem 
it right, that they who furnish the temporal things should receive of the spiritual ; 
and not be defrauded of the bread of life, which is the word of God. Wherefore the 
principal shall bestow the most diligent care to feed that people, and keep them in 
right discipline of life and manners ; and on every Lord's day, shall exhort them to 
godliness and integrity. And he shall reside in the said College, and not move 
thence on any considerable journey, unless he have communicated his business to the 
rector of the University, the Dean of Faculty, and his other colleagues the Regents, 



176 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1577. 

Rectore Academie, Decano Facultatis, et ceteris auis oollegis regentibus 
comiQunicata, et yenia impetrata, grauiore aliqua de causa aut euidenti 
CoUegij commodo. Quod si Gymnasiarcha, sine licentia legitime petita et 
obtenta, per triduum extra Gymnasii septa pernoctauerit volumus et 
muneri eius, quod eo casu vacare pronunciamus, alius idoneus mode 
infrascripto sufficiatur. Quoties vero dictum Gjmnasiarche munus quouis- 
modo vacare contigerit, regentes qui pro tempore fuerint nobis et succes- 
soribus nostris eiusdem vacationis denunciationem ilico facere tenebuntur, 
vt nos certiores facti alium virum grauem et idoneum qui id muneris obeat 
presentare possiunus, cuius etiam presentatio omnibus etiam futuris 
temporibus ad nos et successores nostros pertinebit. Legitimum autem 
presentandi tempus nobis et successoribus nostris erit intra triginta dies a 
denunciatione vacationis dicti mimeris; quod nisi fecerimus, licebit personis 
electoribus subscriptis ad electionem idonee persone modo quo sequitur 
legitime procedure. Examinatio autem et electio dicti Gymnasiarche ad 
Glasguensem Arcliiepiscopum qui est Vniuersitatis Cancellarius, Rectorem 
Academie, Facultatis Decanum, ecclesiarum Glasguensis, HammUtonensis, 
Gadder, Monkland et Ranfrew ministroa et pastores, qui ministerio verbi 
Dei tum fungentur, ac alios viros graues et doctos quos nos et successores 

and have got leave, for some very weighty reason, or the obvious advantage of the 
College. Bat if the Principal, without leave lawfully sought and obtained, shall 
have spent the night for the space of three days outside the bounds of the College, 
it is our will that, in manner underwritten, another fit person be elected to his office, 
which in that case we dedare to be vacant. And as often as the office of the said 
Principal shall happen to fall vacant in any manner, the regents for.the time shall 
be boand instantly to make intimation to us and our successors of the said vacancy, 
that we, on being so informed, may present another grave and fit person to- under- 
take that office, which presentation moreover in all times to come shall belong to 
us and our successors. And the lawful time for us and our successors to present 
shall be within thirty days from intimation of the vacancy of the said office ; and if 
we do not, it shall be lawful to the persons electors underwritten lawfully to pro- 
ceed to the election of a fit person, in manner as follows. And the examination and 
election of the said principal [shall belong] to the Archbishop of Glasgow, who is 
the chancellor of the University, the Rector of the University, the Dean of Faculty, 
the ministers and pastors of the chiuches of Glasgow, Hammilton, Cadder, Monk- 
land, and Ranfrew, who are at the time engaged in the ministry of the word of God, 
and other grave and learned men whom we and our successors shall procure to be 



1577.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 177 

nostri dicte examinationi, electioui et admissloni adesse curabimus. Quam- 
quidem examinationem, electionem et admissionem procedere volumus, 
precedente edioto publico valuis Collegii et ecclesie Glasguensis per 
regentes affixo, super premonitione triginta dierum ad minus. Admoneant 
insuper dicti regentes suo edicto Sanctiandreanos, Abirdonenses, et si 
que alie sint nostre Academie, vt si qui siut idonei ad id munus 
capescendum presto adsint ad diem condictum, quo neque fauore neque 
partium gratia sed virtute et eruditionis prestantia electio consumma^ 
bitur ; prefinito ad dictam electionem spatio quadraginta dierum duntaxat 
a die vacationis. Quod si infra indictum tempus prefinitum vir grauis, 
doctus et idoneus ex eiusdem electionis prescripta formula minime in 
dictum Gymnasiarcham eligetur, ea vice antedicte persone, quibus exami- 
nandi, eligendi et admittendi Gymnasiarche ius fecimus, idem ius amittent; 
et eo casu nobis et successoribus nostris liceHt prouidere de remedio 
oportuno, nisi per nos et successores nostros steterit, si forte personam, 
que fiicto examine minus idonea comperietur, presentauerimus. Quoniam 
verum eruditum hominem querimus, cuius humeris totius Collegii onus 
incumbat, eique insuper ecclesie de Govane curam demandamus, isque 
neque labores sustinere neque sumptibus sufficere posset, nisi honestis pre- 

present at the said examination, election, and admission. Which examination, election, 
and admission, we ordain to take place, a public intimation having been previously 
affixed by the regents on the doors of the College, and of the Church of Glasgow, on 
a warning of thirty days at least. Further the said regents shall warn those of St 
Andrews, Aberdeen, and any others of our University, that if there be any who are 
fit to undertake that office, they be present on the day appointed, on which the elec- 
tion shall be completed, neither for favour, nor influence of party, but for worth and 
superiority in learning ; the space of forty days only from tiie day of vacance being 
prescribed for the said election. But if within the appointed time prescribed, a 
grave, learned, and fit man shall not be chosen for the said prindpal, after the 
form of the said election above described, the foresaid persons, to whom we have 
given the right of examining, electing, and admitting the Principal, shall lose the 
said right for that occasion ; and in that case it shall be lawful to us and our sue- 
cessorai to provide a suitable remedy, unless the default be chargeable on us and 
our successors, from happening to present a person who, on trial made, shall be 
found unfit. And seeing that we seek a man of erudition, on whose shoulders the 
burden of the whole College may lie, and we further commit to him the charge of 
the Church of Govane ; and that he could neither undergo the labour, nor bear the 
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178 CHARTERS AND DOCUIMEKTS [1577. 

mils inuitetur; idcirco pro honorario ei constituimUB ducentas marcas 
annuatim leuandas et percipiendas ex prouentibufi et annuis redditibus 
dicti nostri CoUegii, que ad idem ante presentem nostram erectionem per- 
tinebant, et que in suo rentali perueniunt ad tercentum libras monete 
Scotie; ex quibus ducentas, vt dictum est, marcas dicto Preposito attribui- 
mus et assignamus pro suis in collegio laboribus ; et pro ecclesie de Govane 
administratione tres celdras frumenti, quas supra ex eiusdem ecclesie pro- 
uentibuB a communi tabula ad vsus ministerij reseruauimus. Et sic quidem 
Prefectum nostri Collegii vitam suam instituere volumus: qui si negligentior 
fuerit in suo munere, et que sunt ei per specialem erectionem iniuncta 
non impleuerit, neque resipiscere velit, cum ter admonitus ftierit per 
Academic Rectorem, Decanum Facultatis, Collegii regentes, vel eorum 
maiorem partem, sed in males mores procliuus fuerit, iisdem auctoribus 
exauctorabitur quos prius in electione locum habere decreuimus. Tres in- 
super regentes putauimus e re et commodo Gymnasij fore, qui juuentuti 
instituende presint, et Preposito auxilientur. Primus precepta eloquentie 
ex probatissimis auctoribus et Grece liugue institutionem profitebitur; 
adolescentesque turn scribendo turn declamando exercebit, y t in y triusque 

charges, unless he were encouraged by suitable recompense ; tberefore we appoint 
to him for salary two hundred merks yearly, to be uplifted and taken out of the 
reyenue and annual rents of our said College, which belonged to it before our pre- 
sent erection, and which in the rental thereof come to three hundred pounds Scotch 
money; out of which, as scdd is, we giye and assign to the said principal, two hundred 
merks, for his labours in the College, and for serving the Church of Govane three 
chalders of com, which we have reserved above out of the revenue of the said 
church from the conmion table for the use of the ministry. And it is our vnll that 
the principal of our College so order his life ; and if he prove negUgent in his office, 
and do not fulfil the duties enjoined on him by spedal erection, and refuse to amend 
when he shall have been thrice warned by the rector of the University, the dean of 
faculty, the regents of the College, or the greater part of them, but shall persist in 
ill behaviour, he shall be deprived of office by the same authorities whom we have 
above appointed to have share in his election. Farther, we have thought it fitting 
and advantageous to the College that there should be three regents to preside over 
the education of the youth, and assist the principal. The first shall be professor of 
the principles of Rhetoric, out of the most approved authors, and shall give in- 
struction in the Greek language; and shall practise the young men both in writing 
and declaiming, that they may become equally ready m the use of either tongue, and 



1577.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 179 

lingae facultate pares, et ad philosophle procepta capescenda magis idonei 
euadere possint. Proximua Dialectice et Logice explicande operam dabit, 
earumque precepta in vsum et exercitationem proferet, idque ex proba- 
tiasimis auctoribus, vt CJicerone, Platone, Aristotele de vita et moribue et 
policia, administratione, que studia huic secundo regenti degastanda pre- 
bernus. Et pro adolescentulorum captu enarranda adiunget insuper ele- 
menta Arithmetice et Geometrie, in quarum principiis non parum momenti 
ad eruditionem parandam situm est et ingenii acumen excitandum. His 
duobns salarii nomine quinquaginta marcas in singnlos assignamas, 
lenandas et percipiendas quotannis ex redditibus et prouentibus ad dictum 
collegium ante presentem erectionem pertinentibus. Porro tertius regens 
Phisiologiam omnem, eamque que de Natura est auscultationem, vtpote in 
primis necessariam, quam diligentissime enarrabit : Geographiam etiam et 
Astrologiam profitebitur, nee non generalem etiam Chronographiam et 
temporum a condito mundo supputationem, que res ad alias disciplinas et 
historiarum cognitionem non parum lucis adferet. Quoniam vero huius 
tertii regentis opera ac laboribus colophonem philosophico stadio imponi 
volumus, acpileo donates adolescentes ad grauiora studia alacrius conten- 
dere, quia etiam procuratio Gymnasii eiusque cura ad eum precipue per- 

more fit to receive the principles of philosophy. The next shall give his endeavour to 
explain Dialectics and Logic, and set forth the principles of the same for use and 
practice, and that out of the best authors, such as Cicero, Plato, Aristotle on life, 
morals and policy, government, which studies we assign to be treated of by the 
second regent. And according to the capacity of the boys he shall further teach 
the elements of arithmetic and geometry, the principles of which are of no small 
importance for the acquisition of learning, and- sharpening the intellect To these 
two we assign in name of salary fifty merks apiece, to be uplifted and taken yearly 
out of the rents and profits which belonged to the said College before the present erec- 
tion. Further the third Regent shall teach with his utmost diligence the whole of 
Physiology, and the observation of Nature, as especially necessary ; he shall also 
profess Geography and Astronomy, and likewise general Chronology, and compu- 
tation of time from the creation of the world, a thing which sheds not a little light 
on other branphes of learning and the knowledge of history. And since it is our 
will to set a period to the work and labours of this third regent in the Philosophic 
Course, and that young men, being released from it, apply themselves with 
greater alacrity to then* graver studies ; whereas also the superintendence of the 
College and charge thereof shall devolve specially on him in case of absence of the 



180 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1577 

tinebit, in Prepositi qualicumque absentia, aut distractione propter ecclesie 
Goueane administrationem et curam, eidem pro Balario concedimus libras 
monete nostre quinquaginta annuatim leuandas et percipiendas ex reddi- 
tibufi et prouentibufl dicti coUegii, qui ante banc nostram erectionem prius 
ad dictum Collegium epectabant. Tree autem hos regentes nolumus, 
prout in reliquis regni nostri Academiis consuetudo est, nouas professiones 
quotannis immutare ; quo fit, vt, dum multa profiteantur in paucis periti 
inueniantur: verum in eadem professione se exerceant, vt adolescentes qui 
gradatim ascendunt dignum suis studiis et ingeniis preceptorem reperire 
queant. Qaod si e re Gymnasii fuerit, idque Gymnasiarcha decreuerit, 
mutare inter se prouincias poterunt. Eorum electio, presentatio et admissio 
penes Rectorem, Decanum Facultatis et Gymnasiarcham esto; qui bona fide 
nostram institutionem sequuti, de quam optimis et doctissimis precep- 
toribus CoUegio prouidebunt., qui adolescentes docendo, scribendo, decla- 
mando, disputando, quam diligentissime in palestra literaria exerceant. 
Potestas autem emendandi et corrigendi dictos regentes erit penes dictum 
Gymnasiarcham, cui etiam potestas erit eosdem CoUegio eiiciendi, si post- 
positis eorum oflSciis, ter, vt dictum est, admoniti, resipiscere noluerint, 

principal, or his preoccupation with the management and charge of the church of 
Oovane, we grant to him for salary fifty pounds of. our money, yearly, to be uplifted 
and taken out of the rents and profits of the said College, that formerly belonged 
to the said College before this our erection* And it is not our will that these three 
regents change every year into new courses, as is the custom in the other colleges 
of our kingdom, whereby it comes to pass l^at while they profess many branches 
of learning they are found skilled in few ; but they shall exercise themselves in the 
same course, that young men who ascend step by step, may find their preceptor 
worthy of their studies and gifts. But if the condition of the College require it, 
and the Principal so determine, they shall have power to change their departments 
with each other. And their election, presentation, and admission shall lie in tlie 
hands of the Rector, the dean of Faculty, and the Principal ; and they carrying out 
our erection in good faith, shall provide for the College the best and most learned 
preceptors they can find, to train the young men in teaching, writing, declaiming, 
debating, with the utmost diligence in the palaestra of letters. And the power of 
correcting and reproving the said regents shall lie in the hands of the said Principal, 
who shall also have the power of expelling them from the College, if they neglect 
their duties, and on being thrice warned as said is, refuse to amend ; only however 
after examination of the cause and deliberation had by the Rector and dean of 



1677.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 181 

cognita tamen cauea et adhibito consilio Rectoris et Decani Facultatis. 
Porro paupertatis cura habita, et quod multi pre inopia a bonis Uteris 
deterreantur, adiunximus quatuor pauperes studentes, quos bursarios 
Yocant; eisque assignamus victiun ex communibus fhictibus dicte ecclesie 
de Govane et commiini tabula dicti CoUegii : eos et paupertatis nomine 
commendatos esse volumus, quibus amici pre inopia suppeditare victum 
non queant, et ingenii prestantia et grammatice facultatis peritia valere. 
Eorum presentationem penes Comitem a Mortoun consanguineum nostrum 
et tutorem charissimum, eiusque heredes masculos, succedentibus tempori- 
bus esse volumus, quibus deficientibus penes legitimes quosque heredes 
suos, secundum tenorem noui infeofamenti dilecto nostro consanguineo et 
tutori predict© desuper concessi, prout in eodem latius continetur. Ad- 
missionem vero et coUationem dictorum bursariorum penes Gymnasia r- 
cham, cuius erit cure prouidere ne diuites pauperum loco admittantur, 
neue fuci aluearia depascant, sed eos in Gymnasium recipere, qui patrie 
omamento et ecclesie vsui esse poterunt. Hos autem pauperes nostros 
humilitatis et obedientie exemplar esse volumus, et per omnia preceptoribus 
morem gerere ; quod nisi fecerint, potestatem facimus dicto Gymnasiarche 
et preceptoribus eos puniendi, et pro ratione delicti vsque ad eorundem 

Faculty. Farther taking aoconnt of poverty, and how many are held back from 
learning through lack of means, we have added four poor students, called bur- 
sars ; and we assign to them their provision out of the common fruits of the said 
Church of Govane, and common table of the said College ; and it is our will that 
they be recommended thereto on the ground of poverty, being persons whom their 
friends, being needy, cannot maintain, and who are gifted with excellent parts 
and knowledge in the faculty of granunar. We will that their presentation 
be vested in the earl of Mortoun our dearest cousin and guardian, and his 
heirs male in time to come, whom failing his lawful heirs whomsoever, ac- 
cording to the tenor of the new infeftment made thereupon to our well-beloved 
cousin and guardian foresaid, as is at greater length contained in the same. And 
the admission and collation of the said bursars shall be in the power of the Prin- 
cipal, whose care it shall be to take heed that rich men are not admitted instead 
of poor, nor drones feed upon the hive, but to receive into the College those who 
may prove an ornament to their country, and useful to the Church. And we will 
that these our poor students be a pattern of humility and obedience, and do the will 
of their preceptors in everything ; but if they do not, we give power to the said 
Principal and preceptors to punish them, according to the character of their fault, 



182 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1677. 

eiectionem de dicto Collegio inclusiue, si propter eonim coutumaciam id 
promeriti {uerint. Eonim in Collegium ingressus calendis Octobris Bit ; 
permaneantqne in studio literario et Gymnasii sumptibus alantur totos 
tres annos cum dimedio ; quod tempus idoneum iudicamus, pro ceterarum 
Academiarum regni nostri consuetudine, ad stadium philosophicum con- 
summandum et lauream adipiscendam : quibus exactis, noui bursarii 
prouideantur donee iterum ad metam decurrerint. Economum autem et 
prouisorem hominem bonum et industrium requirimus, cui salus Collegii 
sua ipsius longe sit potior. Is initio sue administrationis cautionem pres- 
tabit res Collegii saluas fore, seque bona fide administraturum. Penes 
eum erit prouentus et redditus Collegii qualescumque coUigere, dicere 
diem debitoribus conuenire in iudicio nomine Collegii, et cetera legitima 
peragere. Eius erit tempestiue ex preceptorum arbitrio Collegio prouidere 
in ijs que ad victum pertinent, et fori quotidie curam agere in ijs emendis 
que ad Collegii sustentationem pertinent. Is autem tenebitur in singulos 
dies rationem reddere emptorum et importatorum Gymnasiarche et 
reliquis preceptoribus presentibus, ne qua in re minima fraus fiat Collegio: 
quotidiane euim rationes in aduersaria redacte magno erunt familie vsui. 

even to their expulsion from the College, if they have merited it by their contu- 
macy. Their entry to the College shall be on the first of October ; and they shall 
continue in literary study and be supported at the charge of the College tliree whole 
years and a half ; which time we deem sufficient, according to the usage of the 
other Universities of our kingdom, for finishing a philosophical course, and taking a 
degree; on the expiry whereof, new bursars shall be provided, till they agiun shall 
have run their course. And we require the steward and provisor to be a good and 
industrious man, to whom the weal of the College shall be more dear than his own. 
At entering on his charge he shall give caution that the goods of the College 
shall be safe, and that he will administer them faithfully. It shall be his duty to 
gather in the profits and rents of the College whatsoever, to set a day for debtors 
to appear in court, in the name of the College, and to transact other lawful 
business. He shall be bound timeously to provide the College, at the will of the 
teachers, in whatever belongs to their victuals, and to attend to marketing daily in 
buying of those things that belong to the sustenance of the College. He shall also 
be bound to render an account every day to the principal and other teachers present 
of what things have been bought and brought in, lest in anything the least fraud 
be practised upon the College ; for the entering of the accounts daily in a day-book 
will be of great advantage to the household. Further the said teachers, together 



1677.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 183 

Porro preceptores ipsi vnacnm oeconomo tenebuntur rationem reddere 
administrationis quater in anno Rectori, Decano Facultatis, et ministro 
vrbis Glasguensis, qui operam dabunt calendis Octobris, calendis Februarii, 
calendis Mail, calendis Augnsti, vt quam exactiesimo calculo omnia sub- 
ducantur; quorom etiam conscientias appellamus, vt omnia recto et 
secundum nostram intentionem in dicto CoUegio administrata esse 
videant, et in ordinem sua authoritate redigant, et quater in annos 
smgulos dictis rationibus subscribant; que turn solummodo auctentice 
habebuntur. Eorumque consilio quicquid fiierit residui, sine ex veteri erec- 
tione, siue ex hac nostra fundatione, id omne, rentalibus probe examinatis 
et discussis, in necessaries Collegii vsus, et sarta tecta turn CoUegii turn 
chori Goueani, aliosque vsus Gymnasii non pretermittendos, impendatur et 
distribuatur. Quoniam autem variis curis et occupationibus distrahi pro- 
uisorem nostrum oportebit, ei salarii nomine viginti libras monete nostre 
persolui jubemus, preterea que necessario ad recipiendos Collegio prouentus 
ab eodem impenduntur, que illi in rationibus deduci equum est. Victum pre- 
terea honeste ex commmii nostra tabula et ecclesie de Govane prouentibus 
assignamus, vt rectius liberalitate nostra invitatus munere suo &ngi queat. 

with the steward, shall be bound to give in an account of their management, four 
times a year, to the Rector, the dean of faculty, and the minister of the city of 
Glasgow, who shall ^ve heed on the first day of October, first of February, first 
of May, first of August, that aU be reckoned up as exactly as possible ; to whose 
consciences also we appeal, that they see that all things in the said College be 
administered rightly and according to our intent, and that they reduce them to order 
by their authority, and four times in the year subscribe the said accounts ; which 
then only shall be held as authentic : And by their advice whatever residue shall 
remain over, whether from the ancient erection, or from this our foundation, shall 
all, after the rentals have been thoroughly examined and investigated, be spent and 
disbursed on the necessary requirements of the College, and repair of the buildings, 
both of the College, and of the choir of Govane, and other needs of the university that 
may not be passed over. And since our provisor cannot fail to be fully occupied 
with' variety of cares and duties, we command twenty pounds of our money to be 
paid to him, in name of salary, besides what is necessarily spent by him in collect- 
ing the ■ revenues of the College, which it is right should be allowed to him in his 
accounts. Further we assign him sufficient provision out of our common table and 
revenues of the Church of Govane, that he may be the better able to do his duty, 
when encouraged by our liberality. In addition, it ia our will that the servant of 



184 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1577. 

Ad hec Gymnasiarche siue Prefecti senium, sine cuius opera commode et 
honeste in CoUegio degere non potest, volumus ex communi tabula et 
ecclesie de Govane prouentu ali ao sustentari. Coquo etiam et janitori 
victum et sex marcas annuatim in singulos attribuimus : eosque (quorum 
eligendi et depriuandi ius apud Primarimn esto) et omnes fundatas per- 
Bonas hortamus et monemus,yt pie, Christiane magnaque cum diligentia et 
fide suis officiis inuigilent, nostreque expectationi ea in re satisfadant. 
Studentes autem, quos magno numero speramus passim ex toto hoc regno 
ad Gyronasium nostrum confluxuros, volmnus quiete et pacifice degere, 
nemiuem ciuium verbo vel facto ledere, Rectori, Gymnasiarche et regenti- 
bus morem gerere, sedulos esse in bonarum literarum studiis, vt parentibus 
honori, ecclesie vsui, et reipublice omamento esse queant. Insuper cum 
Sathane astum percipiamus nullibi non dantis operam, vt juuentutem ab 
Euangelii professione ad plusquam Cymmerias Papismi tenebras abducat, 
districte mandamus vt singuli qui in banc nostram Academiam fuerint 
coaptati fidei professionem edant, eadem.nimirum que e Dei verbo petita 
et transcripta a nobis in regni nostii conuentibus edita atque publicata 
est. Idque faciant semel ad minimum quotannis, vt profligate hiunani 

the Principal or president, without whose attendance he cannot live comfortably 
and respectably in the College, be kept and upheld out of the common table and 
revenue of the church of Govane. We also assign to the cook and porter their 
food and six merks yearly apiece : and we exhort and warn them (the right of 
election and dismissal of whom shall be with the Principal), and all the founda* 
tioners, that they apply themselves to their duties in a pious and Christian way 
with great diligence, and fulfil our expectation in this respect. And it is our will 
that the students, whom we expect to flock in great numbers from every part of 
our whole realm to our University, live quietly and peaceably, injure none of the 
citizens by word or deed, be obedient to the Rector, principal, and regents, be sedu- 
lous in their pursuit of learning, that so they may be a credit to their parents, use- 
ful to the Church, and an ornament to the conmionwealth. Moreover, since we 
perceive the craftiness of Satan, everywhere endeavouring to withdraw youth from 
the profession of the gospel to the more than Cimmerian darkness of Popery, we 
strictly command that every one who shall be admitted to this our University shall 
make a profession of his faith, to wit, that which derived and transcribed from the 
word of God, has been given forth and prescribed by us in the parliaments of our 
realm. And this shall they do once every year, at least, that discomfiting the 
enemy of mankind, our College may flourish in virtue, learning, and godly 



1577.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 186 

generis hoste Collegium nostrum virtute, eniditione et piis moribus 
efflorescaty in Dei sempitemam gloriam, quam nostra hac fimdatione 
solummodo ob occulos nostros proposuimus vtpote vnicam nostrarum 
omnium actionum metam. VOLUMUS autem nostrum hoc Collegium et 
Academiam Glasguensem ijs omnibus immunitatibus et priuilegiis gaudere, 
que a maioribus nostris aut nobis aut alias quouismodo concessa sunt vlli 
aliarum in regno nostro Academiarum, tam libere, pacifice et quiete acsi 
eedem ab antique's retro temporibus vltra hominum memoriam illi obue- 
nissent. Sit autem Deo patri, Christo Jesu filio, et Spiritui Sancto, onmis 
honor et gloria in omne euum, Amen. QuAKE mandamus et precipimus 
Archiepiscopo Glasguensi, vel in eius absentia cuicimque ministro intra 
diocesim Glasguensem, ad tradendum institutionem et possessionem rectorie 
et vicarie de Govane antedictarum prefato coUegio, principali, magistris, re- 
gentibus, bursariis, semis et fundatis officiariis eiusdem, apud parochialem 
ecclesiam de Govane, vt remaneant mortificate omnibus temporibus affii- 
turis, sine vUa alia institutione aut possessione earundem aliquo tempore 
futuro suscipienda. In CUIUS REI TESTIMONIUM huio presenti carte nostro 
magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus. Testibus, reuerendo i» 
Christo patre Adamo episcopo Orcadensi commendatario monasterii nostri 
Sancte Crucis prope Edinburgh ; dilectis nostiis consanguineis Willelmo 

behavioar, to the everlasting glory of God, which alone we have had in view 
in this our foundation, as the only goal of all our proceedings. We will also that 
this our College and University of Glasgow, enjoy all those immunities and privi- 
leges, which have been granted by our ancestors, or us, or formerly in any manner 
of way, to any of the other Universities in our kingdom, as freely, peaceably, and 
quietly, as if the same had come into their possession from ancient times, beyond 
tiie memory of man. To God the Father, Christ Jesus his Son, and the Holy 
Ohost be aU honour and glory, world without end, amen. Whbsbfobb we charge 
and command the archbishop of Glasgow, or in his absence any minister within 
the diocese of Glasgow, to give institution and possession of the foresaid rectory 
and vicarage of Govane, to the foresaid College, principal, masters, regents, bursars, 
servants, and founded ofiScers thereof, at the parish church of Govane, to remain 
mortified in all times to come, without any other institution or possession thereof to 
he taken at any time to come. Ik witness whbbsof we have commanded our great 
seal to be afifixed to this our present Charter. WrrNsssss, a reverend father iu 
Christ, Adam, bishop of Orkney, commendator of our Monastery of Holyrood, near 
Edinburgh ; our well beloved cousins, William, earl Maiischall, lord Keith ; John, 
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186 CUARTEKS AND DOCUMENTS [1578. 

comite Mariscalli domino Keith, Joanne domino Glammis cancellario nostro, 
venerabili in Christo patre Roberto commendatario monasterii nostii de 
Dunfermeling, nostro secretario ; dilectis nostris familiaribus confiiliariis, 
Magistris Georgio Buquhannane pensionario de Corsragwell nostri eecreti 
fiigilli custode, Jacobo Makgill de Rankelour Nethir nostronim rotulorum 
registri ac consilij clerico, Lodouico Bellendene de Anchnonll milite nostre 
justiciarie clerico, et Alexandre Hay nostre cancellarie directore. Apud 
Dalkeith, decimo tertio die mensis Julij anno Domini millesimo quingen- 
tesimo septuageaimo septimo, et regni nostri decimo. 

lord Glammis, our chancellor ; a venerable father in Christ, Robert, commendator of 
our monastery of Dunfermeling, onr secretary ; our well beloved familiar counsellors, 
Masters Oeorge Buquhannane pensioner of Corsraguell, keeper of our privy seal, 
James Makkill of Rankelour Nethir, derk of our rolls, register, and coundl, Lewis 
Bellendene of AnchnouU, knight, clerk of our justidaiy, and Alexander Hay, 
director of our chancery. At Dalkeith, the thirteenth day of the month of July, 
the year of Ood, one thousand five hundred and seventy seventh, and of our reiga 
the tenth year. 



LXVHL 

Lbttebs by King James YL in terms similar to l^o. lxvi. Stirling^ 

27 July 1678. 

JLiEX. We, vnderstanding that diners of the inhabitantis of the citie of 
Glasgw ar sindrie tymes char^et and trublit to compeir and pas vpoun 
assissis and inqueistis in dniers actiouns and caussis in placis far distant 
from the said citie to their large expenesis and hinder of thair lefull 
besines, thairfore and for certane vtheris ressonabill caussis and considera- 
tiouns moving ws, be the tennonr heirof exemis, [etc., in terms similar to 
No. liXVl.] Gevin vnder onr signet and subscriuit with om* hand at our 
castell of Striuiling the xxvij day of Julij, and of cure regnne the allevint 
yeir, 1578. 

(L.S.) James B. 

MORTOXTN. 



1579.] RELATING TO THE CITT OF GLASGOW- 187 

LXIX. 

Letters by King James YI. in terms similar to No. lxtl 



R 



EX. We, vnderstanding that the inhabitantis of the citie of Glasgow 
ar sindrie tymes chargeit [etc., in terms similar to No. Lxvi.] Gevin vnder 
oure signet, and subscriuit with oure hand at onr castell of Striueleing the 
sext day of Febraare, and of oure regnne the tuelft yeir, 1578. 

(L.S.) James B. 

Cambusktneth. 



LXX. 

Letter by King James YI. under the Great Seal^ taking thewhole 
members and supposts of the College of Glasgow^ with their 
lands^ tenements^ and other goods^ under his firm peace and 
protection, and confirming the exemption of the University 
from taxation^ and from watch and ward. Stirling^ 26 May 
1679. 

Jacobus Dei gratia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus totius 
terre sue clericis et laicis salutem. SCIATIS quia suscepimus dilectos nos- 
tros magistros, doctores, regentes, scolasticos, studentes, bursaries, bedal- 
los, et alios suppositos lie suppostea CoUegij nostri Glasguensis, et omnes 



J AMES, by the grace of God, King of Scots, to all good men of his whole 
land, clerics and laics, greeting. Know te, that we have taken onr well-be- 
loved the masters, doctors, regents, scholars, students, bursars, bedells, and 
other supposts of our college of Glasgow, and all and sundiy their lands, tenements, 



188 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1679. 

et Bingulas eoroin terras, tenementa, possessiones, ac omnia eonim bona 
mobilia et immobilia, spiritaalia et temporalia, tarn infra ciuitatem Glaa- 
guensem qaam alibi in quibuscunque lods existentia, sub nostra firma 
securitate, salua pace, patrocinio, peculiar! manutentione et defensione 
omni tempore affuturo : Necnon exemimus dictos magistros, doctores, 
regentes, scholasticos, studentes, bursaries, bedallos, et alios suppositos 
lie suppostes dicti nostri Collegij quoscumque (qui prelatiis promoti non 
sunt) ; ac omnes et singulos eorum redditus, possessiones, terras et bene- 
ficia minora prelatiis, ab omni solutione cuiuscunque census, tributi, vecti- 
galis, taxationis, ooUectionis, exactionis infra regnum nostrum pro 
quacunque occasione impositi aut imponendi; ac etiam ab omnibus 
excubiis seu vigilijs, onerationibus quibuscunque omni tempore affuturo 
imponendis. FiRMlTER igitur precipiendo omnibus et singulis nostris 
liegijs et subditis nequis eorum presumat aut tentet quicquam quod violare 
aut aduersarj possit priuelegiis, libertatibus et exemptionibus per nos dicto 
nostro CoUegio concessis, sub omni pena et oneratione que inde sequi 
poterit. In cuius REI testimonium presentibus magnum sigillum nostrum 
apponi precepimus. Apud Striueling, vicesimo sexto die mensis Maij, anno 
Domini millesimo quingentesimo septuagesimo nono, et regnj nostri duo- 
decimo. 

possessionB, and all their goods, moveable and immovable, spiritual and temporal, 
as well those that are within the city of Glasgow as those that are elsewhere in 
whatever places, under our firm security, safe peace, protection, special main- 
tenance and defence, in all time to come ; and have exempted the said masters, 
doctors, regents, scholars, students, bursars, bedells, and other supposts of our 
said college whomsoever (who are not promoted to prelacies), and aU and sundry 
their rents, possessions, lands and benefices less than prelacies, from all payment 
of whatever cess, tribute, tax, taxation, collection, exaction, imposed or to be im- 
posed within our kingdom, for whatsoever occasion ; and also from aU watchings 
or wardings, and burdens whatsoever to be imposed in any time to come. Stbictlt, 
therefore, commanding aU and sundry our lieges and subjects, that none of them 
take in hand, or attempt anjiihing that may violate or come in the contrary of the 
privileges, freedoms, and exemptipns granted by us to our said college, under all 
pain and penalty which thereupon can follow. In wttness whebeof, we have com* 
manded our great seal to be afifixed to these presents, at Stirling, the twenty- 
sixth day of the month of May, the year of Ood one thousand five hundred and 
seventy-nine, and of our reign the twelfth year. 



1581.] B£LATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 189 



LXXI. 

Abstract of two Precepts by King James VI,, under his privy seal, 
prohibiting the communities of Renfrew and Butherglen, and 
all others, from troubling the lieges coming with merchandise to 
Glasgow. Edinburgh, 4 February 1580-1. 

IWO PRECEPTS or WARRANPS be James King of Scotts, directed to the 
baillies, burgesses, and communities of Renfrew and Rutherglen, and all 
others whom it effeirs, dischargeing them to trouble any of the leidges 
coming with goods and merchandise to the town of Glasgow. Given 
under the privie seale at Edinburgh the 4 day of Februarij, and of His 
Majesties Regne the 13 yeir, being anno 1580. 



Lxxn. 

Deed op Mortification by James, Archbishop of Glasgow, Chan- 
cellor of the University, with the consent of the Chapter, 
in favour of the College of Glasgow, whereby he mortified to 
it all and whole the customs of the trone, great and small 
customs, those of fair or market, of measure or weight, within 
the burgh of Glasgow, to be held of the Archbishop and 
his successors in all time coming. Glasgow, 28 May 1581. 

jjE IT EEND TILL ALL MEN be thir present lettres, vs, James, be the mercye 
of God Archbishop of Glasgow and Chancelar of the Vniuersitie thareof, 
with express consent and assent of the channouns and chaptour of cure 
Metropolitan Kirk of Glasgow, for the honour of God in advancing of 



190 CHARTEKS AND DOCUMENTS. [1681. 

gude lettres and knawledge in the Kirk to be professit and tawcht within 
our College of Glasgow, and because the said College hade of before of 
vs and our predecessouris certain yeirlye dewtye of our customis of our 
cietie of Glasgow, that the samyn suld in na wayis be pairit or hurt, bot 
rather augmentit and dotit be vs, To HAIF VNir anexit and perpetualte 
MORTIBIET in and to the said College all and hail our customis of our troneis 
of Glasgow, great and small customes, fair or mercat customis, or of mett 
measure or wecht perteining to vs within our said cietie of Glasgow, with 
all pertinentis thareof^ lykeas we presentlye vnit, annexis, mortifeis, and in- 
corporatis the samyn, all and hafl thareto, to remain tharewith for euer, 
with all emolumentis, fruictis, profeitis, anniuersareis or vther commodi- 
teis quhatsumeuer. To be vpliftit, peaceblie bruikit and joisit be the 
maisteris and regentisof our said College present and to cum, thare factouris, 
coUectouris and servitouris in thare names peaceblye, without all trowble 
stop or impediment, with als gude rycht als we or onye of our predeces- 
souris bruikit or joysit the samyn or micht haif done from the beginning. 
Halding the saidis hail customes and pertinentis thareof of vs and our suo- 
cessouris ArchibischopiB of Glasgow for euer, without onye reuocatioun 
or again calling quhatsumeuer. Ordadong that this our vnioun and 
annexatioun be registrat in the commoun buikis of the said Vniuersitie 
and College for a perpetuall memorial of our gude favour borne thareto. 
And siklyk bindis and oblissis vs and our successouris to warrand, 
acquoyet and defend this our vnioim an(]t annexatioun to the said Col- 
lege, or to make farder securitie thareof in maist dew and competent 
forme as afevris to remane for euer with the said College. In witnes 
of the quhilk thing and of the hail premisis to this our vnioun and 
annexatioun maid to the said College, subscryvit with our hand, our seil 
is aiBxit, together with the commoun seil of our chaptour, and sub- 
scryvit be the channounis thareof in token of thare consent and assent 
to the premisis, at Glasgow the twentye aucht day of the moneth of 
Maij, the yeir of God a thowsand fyve hundreth foure score and ane yeiris, 
before thir witnessis, maister Dsiuid Weimis, minister of Glasgow; maister 
Andro Polward, subdean of Glasgow : sic subacubUury Ja. Glasgow, etc. ; J. 
Balfour, dene of Glasgo ; Mr Archibald Douglass, archeden of Glasgow ; 
Mr F. ColuiU, chantour of Glasgow; Mr Villiam Chemisyd, person of 
Luss; Gulielmus Bailyei a Prouand; Johne Lindesay, persoun of Car- 



1581.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 191 

Btarifl ; Welleme Grahamo, persoun of Kylem ; W^ Erskyn, ohancellar off 
Glasw ; M'^* A*^ Colquhoune, persone of Stobo ; James Hill, persone of 
Askyrk ; Mr Andro Hay, Renfrew ; Mr Andro Poluart, subdene ; Robertas 
Herbertsoim ab Air ; G. Hay, Eddilstoune; Archi*"* ; Craufiird ab Eglischem, 
rector; Jo. Howison, persone of Cambuslang; Thomas Archibald de 
Cardross. 



LXXIIL 

Letter by King James YI., under his Privy Seal^ confirming to the 
University the grant of the customs of the trone^ conveyed in 
No. LXXIII^ notwithstanding all acts and statutes to the con- 
trary. Dalkeith^ 17 June 1581. 

J AMES, be the grace of God, King of Scottis, To all and syndrie oure 
liegis and subdittis quhome it efferis quhais knawlege thir oure lettres 
Balcum, greting, wrr YE WS to haue ratifeit, apprevit, and be thir 
oure lettres ratifeis apprevis, and for ws and oure successouris per- 
petuallie confermeis, the letter of vnioun, annexatioun, and morti- 
ficatioun maid be James, archbischop of Glasgow and chancellar of 
the Yniuersitie thairof, with consent and assent of the channonis and 
chaptour of the Metrapolitane kirk of Glasgow, to the College,' mais- 
teris and regentes thairof present and to cum, off all and haill the 
custwmeis of the Trone of Glasgow, greit and small custwmes, fistir or 
mercat custwmes, or of met, mectsour or wecht pertenying to the said 
Archbischop within the said cietie of Glasgow, with all pertinentis thairof 
and all emolimentis, iructis, proffitis, anniuersareis and vther commoditeis 
quhatsemevir belanging thairto. To BE HALDEN of the said Archbischop 
and his successouris, Archbischoppis of Glasgw for evir. As at mair lenth 
is contenit in the said lettre of the dait at Glasgow the twentie aucht 
day of Maij the yeir of God j™ v** four scoir ane yeiris present, and all and 
Byndrie pointis, articlis, claussis and conditiounis mentionat and contenit 



192 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1687. 

thairin. Attoure we will and grantis and for ws and onre succesflonris 
decernifl and ordanis, that the said lettrea of vnioun and annexatioun 
with this oure confirmatioun thairvpoun is and ealbe as effectuall rychtis 
and tyttillis to the said College maisteris and regentis thairof, present 
and to cum, for brouking and joising of the saidis custwmes abouewritten, 
and thair pertinentis, as and thai had obtenit this onre confirmatioun 
thah*vpoun, at the day and date thairo£i notwithstanding ony oure actis or 
statutis maid or to be maid in the contrare. Anent the quhilkis and all 
faltis and inoonvenientis that may result thairvpoun, we (Uspenss be thir 
oure lettres. Gevin vnder oure piivie seill at Dalkeith, the eevintene day 
of Junij, the yeir of God j™ v** four scoir ane yeiris, and of our regime the 
fouretene yeir. 

Per signaturam manibus S. D. N. Regis ac dominorum suj secretj 
consilij subscriptam. 



LXXIV. 

Act of Parliament, entituled * Annexation of the Temporalities of 
Benefices to the Crown/ whereby there were annexed to the 
Crown all lands and others then belonging to any ecclesiastical 
or beneficed person, with certain exceptions therein enumerated. 
Holyrood, 29 July 1687. 

UURE SouERANE Lord and his thrie estaites of parliament, perfitely 
vnderstanding the greitest pairt of his proper rent to haif bene gevin and 
disponit of auld to abbayis, monasteries and vtheris personis of clergy, 
quhairby the crown has bene sa greitly hurte that thairefter his maist noble 
progeuitouris had not sufficient meanis to beir furth the honour of thair 
estait as thai had befoir, quhilk hes bred sindrie inconvenientis within 
this realme ; and seing the causis of the dissolutioun of the patrimonie 
of the crown to the kirk efter the trewth knawin ar fund nathir necessar 
nor profitable, and that be mony occasionis throu a lang proces of tyme 



1M7.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. I9« 

the'derth has sa gritlie increBcit, not onlie in tiiis realme hot in all can- 
tries, that the princes chairges ar not able to be yphaldin be that part of 
the patrimonie quhilk now restis in his handis. And his Hienes, for the 
grite Inif and favour quhilk he beiris to his subiectis, being nawayes 
mjndit to greve thame with importable tazationis, specialie for his royall 
[supporte], it is fund maist meit and expedient that he sail haue recourse 
to his awin patrimonie disponit of befoir (the cause of the dispositioun 
now ceissing), as ane help maist honourable in respecte of him selff and 
leist grevous to his people and subiectis ; And thairfoib our said Soue- 
rane Lord and his saidis thrie estatis of parliament, be the force of this 
present act, haif vnit, annext, and incorporat, and vuitis and annexis and 
incorporatis to the crown of this realme to r^mane thairwith as annext, 
and as it wer propirtie thairof in all tyme o«6ning, and with our said 
Souerane Lord and his successomis for evir, all and sindrie landis, lord- 
schippisy baronies, castellis, toiuis, fortalices, mansionis, maner places, 
mUnis, multuris, woddis, schawes, parkis, fischeingis, townis, willages, 
burrowis in regalitie and baronie, annuelrentis, tenementis, reuersionis, 
custumes greit and small, fewfermes, tennentis, tennendries and sendee 
of frie tennentis, and all and sindrie vtheris commodities proffittis and 
emolumentis quhatsumeuir, alsweill to bui^h as to land (except as heir* 
efter sail be exceptit in this present act) quhilkis at the day and dait of 
thir presentis, viz., the tuentie-nyne day of Julii, the yeir of God j"** V^ 
fourescoir sevin yeiris, pertenis to quhatsumeuir archibischope, bischop, 
abbot, priour, prioresse, quhatsumeuir vther prelate, vther ecclesiasticcJl 
or beneficit persoun of qtdiatsumeuir estait, degrie, hie or law ; and 
at the day and dait of tiiir presentis pertenis to quhatsumevir abbay, 
convent, closter, quhatsumeuir ordour of freris or nvnis, monkis or chan- 
nonis, howsoeuir thai be nameit, and to quhatsumeuir college kirk foundit 
for chantorie and singing, or to quhatsumeuir prebendarie or chaiplanrie 
quhaireuir they ly or be situate within this realme and dominioun tiiairof. 
And siclike aU and sindrie commoun landis bruikit be chaptouris of 
cathedrall kirkis and chantorie colleges as commoun, and quhairof the 
saidis chaptouris haif bene in possessioun befoir in commountie, to be in 
all tymes heirefdr takin, haldin, and reput as it wer the propertie and 
patrimonie of the Crown ; To remane thairwith in all tyme cuming, efter 
the forme, tenotur, and ordour of the act of annexatioun maid in the tyme 

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194 CHARTERS ANP DOCUMENTS [1587 

of oure Souerane Lordismaist noble predicessonr King James the Secnnd, 
and according to all clausis, conditionis, and circmnstances thairo^ quhilk 
in all points is haldin for expressit in this present act; And als it is 
statute and ordanit that the execntionn of this act in levying of the 
proffittis sail begin and tak effect at the terme of Mertimes nixtocnm, that 
our said Souerane Lord may ressaue the rentis and deweties of the said 
terme, and sua furth to continew in tyme cuming. And beoaus it is not 
ressounable that efter the said annexatioun of the saidis temporall landis 
to the crown the saidis prelattis and ecclesiastical personis be burdenit 
with ony taxationis for and in respect of the saidis annext landis, his 
Majestic and the estaitis of this present parliament hes remittit the 
ordour to be takin for thair releif in that behalf to certane personis to 
quhome the ordour of the generall taxatioun of all landis within this 
realme is committit, quhilk ordour to be takin sal be obsemit in all tyme 
cuming, and the heretable possessouris of the saidis landis and vtheris. 
addettit in taxationis sail pay their tax according thairto ; And FORDEB it 
is declairit, decemit, statute, and ordanit be our said Souerane Lord and 
his saidis thrie estaitis of parliament that in caise ony of the saidis pre- 
lattis or personis ecclesiasticall, quhais temporall landis ar properlie 
comprehendit in the said annexatioun, salbe heireftir callit and persewit 
at the instance of quhatsumeuir personis for warrandice of ony of the 
saidis kirk landis sett in few or tak be thame or thair predecessouris to 
diuerse personis be occasioun of dowble infeftmentis or assedationis, or 
for quhatsumeuir ythir cause, thay and thair successouiis sail nawyse be 
obleist to warrand the samin bot for thair awin deid, to wit, quhan the 
warrandice proceidis and takis occasioun vpoun double infeftmentis or 
assedationis of ane land bayth proceiding from ane persoun disponer 
thairof yit onlyff, in quhilk cais allanerlie thai sail be oblist as said is. 
It is alsua concluidit, statute, and ordanit, be our said Souerane Lord and 
Ids thrie estaitis of parliament, that the said annexatioun sal have full 
strenth, force and effect in all lordschippis, baroneis, tennendries, and 
vtheris temporall landis, quhilk pertenit to ony prelade or vther benefice 
possessit befoir be quhatsumeuir prelate or ecclesiasticall persoun aganis 
quhome proces of foirfaltour or barratrie hes bene led at ony tyme sen 
our said Souerane Lordis coronatioun, albeit thai haif bene in ony parliar 
ment befoir or salbe now at this present parliament or heireftir fuUelif 



/ 



1587J RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 196 

restoirit aganis the saidis sentences and processis, and the restitutioim sal 
hane na effect againis the said annexatioun : hot the said azinexatiomi 
sal haue effect aganis thame notwithstanding the said restitution. It sal 
BE alwjB lauGhfiill to onr said Souerane Lord in his awin tyme to sett in 
fewfenne qnhatsmneuir the saidis kirklandis qnhilkis wer not sett in few- 
ferme befoir gif ony be. And sicklyk gif ony infeftmentis of fewfenne 
of the saidis landis now annext, quhilkis wer set in fewferme befoir, sal 
happin to be retreitit and reduceit for the ressonis and caussis heireftir 
expressit, qnhairin his Hienes and his successonris sail only be hard to 
qnerrell and clame, it sail be lauchfull to his Hienes in his awin tyme, 
as said is, to sett the samin in fewferme notwithstanding the said annexa- 
tionn, and to the effect foirsaid the said prouisioun sail serue for a suffi- 
cient dissolutioun in that behalf, and his Hienes and his thro estaitis 
foirsaidis dissoluis the samin in that pairt ; And sicelike it salbe lauchfull 
to our said Souerane Lord to use the superioritie and fewfermes of the 
iandis of Cullois, the milne of Craquhy, milnelandk and suckin of the 
samyn, the landis of Corstoun, quhilkis pertenit to the abbacie of Abir- 
brothok, lyand within the sherefdome of Forfar and regality of Abirbrothok, 
as sail seme gude to his Hienes, and that the conversioun of the victuall 
in money or diminutioun of the rentall salbe na cause of reductioun of the 
infeftment, the said annexatioun or ony clause or conditioun thairin con- 
tenit notwithstanding. Further, oure said Souerane Lord and his saidis 
ihrie estaittis of parliament hes declairit, and be the tennour heirof 
declairis, decernis, and ordanis, that the landis, lordschippis and baroneis 
vnderwritten, erectit be his Hienes in temporall lordschippis and baronies 
befoir the dait of this present act, quhilk is the tuentienyne day of Julij 
the yeir of God j"* v" fourscouir sevin yeiris, ar not nor sail not be 
comprehendit in the said annexatioun, excluiding the samin alluterlie 
thairfra. To remane with the personis to quhome thai wer first dis: 
ponit, efter the forme and tennour of thair infeftmentis maid to thame 
thairo^ thay ar to say^ the landis and lordschip of Torphechin, the 
erldome of Gowrie, the lordschip and leving of Deir, now callit the 
lordschip of Altrie, the landis and baronies of Ne who tie, with the vtheris 
landis annext thereto, the baronies of Brochtoun and Kerse, the burgh of 
.thQ Canuogait, and ane pairt of the totm of Leyth, the baronie of 
Alhammer, also callit Quhy tkirk, quhilkis of befou* pertenit to the abbacne 



105 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1587. 

of Halyruidhous, the landis and lordschip of Mussilburgh, qiihiUds of 
befoir pertenit to the Abbay of Dumfermling. QuhiUds landis and lord- 
schippis ar diflponit to diuerse personis as thair particnlare infeftmentis 
beiris; And als exceptit the haill remanent landifil of the abbaj of 
Dumfermling declairit as yit to abyd with the said abbay in the same 
estait quhairin thai than wer, and ar not comprehendit in the annexationn 
foirsaid, bot to remane with the said abbay quhill forder ordour be takin. 
As alsua exceptit fnrth of the said annexationn of kirklandis to the 
Crown, the infeftment of the [toun*] temporalitie of Paislay, and the priory 
of Pluscardin and temporalitie thairof. It IS alwayis pronidit, and our 
said Sonerane Lord with aduise of his saidis thrie estaittis in parliament 
declairis that, notwithstanding the said annexationn is appoyntit to tak 
effect in maner foirsaid, at the feist of Mertimes nixtocnm, nenirtheles 
Johnne Lord Hammyltoun, commendatair of the abbacie of Abirbrothok^ 
sail bruik the fructis, proffittis, and dewties of the said abbay during his 
lyftyme, in the samin maner as he did befoir, except the proffittis of the 
landis of Graqnhy and nulne thairof, the landis of Tnllois and Corstonn, 
fewfermes and dewties of the same, for the quhilkis he salbe recompanceit 
according to the generall ordour to be takin with the remanent ecKdesias- 
ticall personis quhais rent is paint be the said annexationn, according to 
the act and ordinance maid thairvpone. In lykmaner our Souerane 
Lord, with anise of his saids thrie estaittes, ratifies and apprevis the gift 
and dispositioun maid be his Hienes to John Bothuell, sone lauchull to 
Adame, Bischope of Orknay, of the abbacie of Halyruidhouse, and haill 
fimctis thairof with the haill fredomes, jurisdictionis, liberties, rentis, 
proventis, and emolumentis of the samin, with the haill resenrationis, 
claussis, conditionis, and circumstances of the same, efter the tennour 
thairof as the same of the dait the tent day of December, the 
yeir of Godj"* v** Ixxxii yeiris, beiris, declaring the same to be 
sufficient and valiable to him for brouking and josing of the said be- 
nefice and haill fiructis thairof induring his lyfi^rme, notwithstanding 

* This word (tonn) deleit, and in place thairof (temporalitie) insert be expres ordin- 
ance of act of parliament, maid vponn the fyft day of Jnnij the yeir of God j"* v* fonr 
scoir tuelf yeiris. And be ane speciall warrand sabscrioit be the Kingis Majestie and his 
Hienes secretair daitit the fifteenth day of Jnnij, the yeir of God foirsaid. Alex. Hat, 
Ckrkus Begistri. 



1M7.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 197 

quhatsumeuer actis, constitutionis, or lawes, civill or mvnicipall, maid in 
tiie contrair, difipensand therewith and effect thairof ; and that this present 
ratificatioun be als sufficient as gif the said gift and dispositoun had bene 
exceptit in speceale in the saidis actis or ony of thame ; And this alwayes 
to be without dirogatioun of the act of annezatioun of the temporalities of 
benefices to the crown, or of quhatsumeuir richtis and titles maid be 
thame or ather of thame in favouris of quhatsumeuer personis, quhilk hj 
this his Hienes menis nawayes to preiudge. Bot the samyn to stand 
ratifiet and appreyit in thair fdll strenth and force as gif thai wer specealie 
mentionat heirin. It IS ALWAYES vnderstand, lyk as our said Souerane 
Lord and his thrie estaittis declairis, that ynder the said annexatioun, or 
ony clans heirin specifiet, the teyndscheves and vtheris teyndis of quhat* 
sumeuer landis within this realme pertening to ony persounage or vi- 
carage ar not nor sail not be comprehendit, except quhair the teynd 
and stok is sett togidder as is heirefber dedairit, bot that the samin sail 
remane with the present possessouris having richt thairto, and quha sal 
have richt to the samyn heirefter, notwithstanding the said annexatiouui 
or ony generall claussis thairin specifijt, quhilkis sail nawayes be extendit 
to the saidis teyndis mair nor gif the said annexatioun had neuer bene 
maid. Beservakd alwayes and exceptant to all archibischoppis, bis- 
choppis, abbottis, priouris, prioresse, commendatairisy and vtheris pos- 
sessoris of greit benefices of the estait of prelattis, and quhilkis befoir had 
or hes voit in parliament, thair principal! castles, fortalices, houssis, and 
mansionis, with the biggingis and yairdis thairof as thai ly and ar situat 
within the precinctis and clausuris of thair places, quhilkis sail remane 
with thame and thair successouris heirefler for thair residence and habita- 
tioun, notwithstanding the said annexatioun quhilk sail nawayes include 
the samin; bot the samyn castles, houssis, mansionis and vtheris, im- 
mediatlie befoir rehersit, sail abyd in the same estait quhairin they wer 
befoir the said annexatioun, but preiudice or hurte to be meanit or 
intendit to the saidis prelattis, or ony vtheris personis that may have or 
iustlie pretend richt thairto ; provydbg alwayes they keip and mantene 
the samin in the estate quhairin they presentlie ar. Exceftand alsua 
fiirth of the said annexatioun all and quhatsumeuer mansionis of person- 
ages and vicarages annext to parroche kirkis, with four aikeris of the 
gleib maist ewest to the kirk, and commodious for the minister serving 



198 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENIB [1687. 

the cuir thairof, for his better residence, that quhilkis sail not be nor ar 
not comprehendit in the said annexationn, bot sail remane with the 
minister, persone or vicare, or vther qnha salbe prouidit thairto for serv- 
ing of the cuir, according to the actis of parliament maid thairanent of be- 
foir. EXOEPTAND, in lykmaner, all and sindrie landis, proffittis, tenementis, 
annuelrentis, teyndscheves, and Ttheris emolumentis and proffittis quhat- 
sumeuir, gevin, grantit and disponit for intertenement of maisteris and 
studentis in colleges erectit for exercise of leming, and for grammer scuillis, 
and for sustentatioun of ministeris makand thair residence in burrowis 
quhair thair is na vther stipend appointit to thame. And SICKLIKE, ex- 
ceptand and reservand all landis, teyndis, proffittis, annuelrentis, and 
commodities quhatsumeuer, grantit befoir the dait heirof be our Souerane 
Lord, or qtihatsumeuer his Hienes predecessouris, or be quhatsumeuer 
vtheris personis to ony hospitale or masondieu within this realme, and that 
in favouris of the puir and neidy, provyding that the same be not disponit 
nor applyit to ony vther vse. And finalte, exceptand and excluidand forth 
of the said annexatioun all landis, baronies, tenementis, annuelrentis and 
vtheris commodities quhatsumeuer, quhilkis pertenit of befoir to quhat- 
sumeuer benefice, greit or small, being of laic patronages ; to the quhilkis 
the said annexatioun sail not be extendit nor comprehend the same; to 
the effect that nane of the saidis laic patronis be hurt or damnefiet there- 
by : And notwithstanding the said generall annexatioun of all landis, 
lordschippis, baronies, tenementis, emnuelrentis, and vtheris commodities 
abone specifiet (except befoir exceptit) to the crown of this realme, to 
remane thairwith as it wer proper patrimonie thairof in all tyme cuming, 
it is be this present act specealie prouidit that quhair the saidis landis and 
Vtheris abone specifiet, or ony pairt or portioun thairof, greit or small, ar 
sett in fewferme, tak and assedatioun, or ar disponit in firie tennendrie in 
blenche, cane, or for seriuece of waird and releif, or vtherwayes as may 
stand and aggrie with the lawes of this realme, the saidis heretable iiie 
tennentis, fewaris, takkismen, and vtheris richtuus titularis thairof sail 
brouk and inioy thair landis, lordschippis, baronies, tenementis, annual- 
rentis, and thair vther rychtis and titles quhatsumeuer, efter the forme 
and tennour of the samin in all pointis, And our said Souerane Lord and 
his Hienes successouris salbe heirefter immediat superiors to thame, lyk 
as thai sail becum be vertew of this present act immediat tennentis and 



1587.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 199" 

vassalliis to his Hienes and thair succesBOuris in thair saidis lordschippis, 
landis and tenementis, for payment of the dewtie and seniice contenit in 
thair infefbmentiB, tackis, and assedationis and vtheris rychtis, and titles 
thairof, in the samyn sort and maner as thai mycht haif bene oblist to the 
saidis ecclesiasticall persones, and na vtherwayes, and that be the samyn 
infeftmentis, tackis, rychtis and titles quhilkis the saidis possessonris hes 
pf the samyn, thay sail bniik, jois, and possess thair saidis landis, and it 
sail not be necessare to thame to alter thair saidis infeftmentis and richtis, 
nor to tak the samyn of new of our Souerane Lord, notwithstanding the 
iranslationn of the superioritie in his Hienes. And beoaus thair ar diners 
pensionis grantit to mony personis fhrth of the saidis annext landis, 
alsweill be the saidis prelattis and vtheris ecclesiasticall personis as be 
cm* Souerane Lord, the benefice vacant in his Hienes handes, ather throw 
deceise or be proces of foirfaltour or barratrie led aganis the possessour 
of the benefice, our Souerane Lord and his saidis thrie estaittis of parlia- 
ment decemis and declairis that the saidis pensioneris sail nawayes be 
hurt nor preiugeit in thair saidis pensionis (they being lauchfullie prouidit 
thairto) be the said annexatioun, sua that the saidis pensioneris have 
bene authorizit be decreittis of the lordis of counsall or vther juges 
ordiner, or have bene in lauchfull possessioun of thair pensionis at ony 
time preceding. It IS ALWATES declairit and decemit be our said Souerane 
Lord and his saidis thrie estaittis in parliament, that in all and sindrie 
landis, lordschippis, tenementis, annualrentis, vtheris profittis and com* 
modities quhatsumeuer, properlie comprehendit in the said annexatioun, 
cure said Souerane Lord and his successouris sal have the onlie and full 
richt of the superioritie of the tennendries, siclyk and in the samin 
maner as the saidis ecclesiasticall personis had the samin of befoir, and 
that the airis of the present heretable possessomjs in all tyme cuming sail 
enter be breves of our Souerane Lordis chappell allanerlie, quhilkis breves 
sal be direct to the scheref of the schyre quhair there wes na regalitie 
befoir, and quhair thair wes ony regalitie quhilk has now ane heretable 
baillie or stewart, the samin salbe direct to the said baillie or Stewart and 
thair deputis, eftdr the seruice of the quhilk brei^ the samin being retourit 
to our Souerane Lordis chancellarie, quhidder the saidis landis ly in 
ryaltie or regaUtie, the pairtie sal haue preceptis to be seasit^ haldin of 
our aaid Souerane Lord, according to his retour, be the sajnyu conditioni» 



200 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1587. 

as our said Souerane Lordis vtheris tennentis hane bene seasit be pre- 
ceptis direct forth of the chancellarie of befoir ; in the quhilk precept 
commandement salbe gevin to the scheref, stewart or baillie to quhome 
the samin salbe directit to tak securitie for the dewtie awand to our said 
Souerane Lord, as the cause sail require be the retoiu:, as the custume 
has bene in the kingis tennendries in tyme bjpast. And beoaijs our said 
Souerane Lord and his successouris ar decemit and declairit be the 
tennour heirof to have the fiill richt of the superioritie of the saidis 
tennendries of kirklandis; it is thairfoir statute, decemit, and ordanit 
that his Hienes and his successouris salhaif sufficient richt actioun and 
entres for compelling of all and sindrie the saidis tennentis now present- 
lie being, and thair airis and successouris that salbe for the tyme, to pay 
the dewties and do the seruices contenit in thair infeftmentis in all tyme 
cuming; and incaise the clausis and conditionis of the saidis infeftmentis 
be contravenit, his Hienes and his successouris salhaif actioun to retreit 
and reduce the saidis infeftmentis according to the clausis, conditionis, 
and restrictionis specifiet thairin for ony fault, offense or contra ventioun 
that salbe done or committit in tyme cuming allanerlie ; and his Hienes 
and his successouris sail not have actioun, title, power, or richt to call 
ony of the saidis infeftmentis or takkis and assedationis of ony of the 
saidis kirklandis, quhilkis ar maid be thame quha had power to mak the 
samin, or ony richt or title depending thairvpone in questioun, nor yit to 
persew the reductioun annulling or expiring thairo^ nor yit sail his 
Hienes nor his successouris have ony maner of actioun, richt, or title to 
retreit, reduce, and annull quhatsumeuer infeftmentis of the saidis kirk- 
landis dewlie and lauchfullie confermit be him or his predicessouris, ather 
for diminutioun of the rentale sua that the said diminutioun be not of the 
auld penny maill de liquido ad liquidum. And his Majestie and his 
successouris sail nawayes be hard to querrell the saidis infeftmentis of 
fewferme for conyersiotm of the Yictuall in siluer dewtie, or for ony vther 
ressone or cans of nullitie, invaliditie, lesioun or hurte, or be ressoun of 
quhatsumeuer law, cannon, mynicipall statute or constitutioim, except in 
caissis foirsaidis for non payment of the saidis dewties and dew seruices in 
tyme cuming, according to the restrictionis contenit in the saidis infeft- 
mentis: And als exceptand quhair our said Souerane Lord and his 
successouris may haue querrell or impreve the saidis infeftmentis gif ony 



1687] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 201 

of thame be £bi1s and fenyeit, in the qnhilkis caisis allanerlie his Hienes 
and his successouiis salhaif place to persew, and be the tennoor of this 
present act ar and ealbe expreslie and continewallie excludit fira all vther 
actionn, cans and persute, except the caisis foirsaidis. And mairouer, 
our said Souerane Lord and his thrie estaittis of parliament for the grittair 
assurance to the saidis fewaris and £rie tennentis declairis that it sail not 
be lesum to him nor his successourisi and that his Blenes nawayes menis 
nor intendis directlie nor indirectlie to harme or preiudge the saidis few- 
aris and &ie tennentis, thair airis and successouris in thair rowmes and 
possessionis pertening to thame for onj cans, except for the speciall cans 
abone exceptit, bot that thai sail brouk thair saidis landis, fewis, and 
tennendries alsfrelie in all respectis for payment of the dewtie and 
sendee speciiSet in thair infeftmentis as ony his lordis, baronis, fewaris, and 
frie tennentis quhilkis wes his immediat vassallis of auld hes broukit and 
josit thair saidis landis and heretage, or presentlie broukis and joysis the 
samyn, bot ony difference heirefter. And bboaus the teyndscheves and 
vtheris small teyndis of all landis within this realme ar expreslie exceptit 
fiirth of the said ajmexatioun, and the samyn nawayes extendit thairto, 
and thairby it is considerit that questioun may fall out anent the payment 
of the fewfermes of the kirklandis to our Souerane Lord, quhair in ano 
infeftment the landis and teyndis is sett togidder for ane dewtie and but 
diuisioun or distinctioun, how mekle salbe payit for the said land and how 
mekle for the teynd, quhilk may seme hurtfull to sic as hes the landis sett 
to thame with the teyndis includit, and to the ecclesiasticall personis to 
quhome the teyndis ar reseruit, for avoyding of the quhilk questiomiy 
cure said Souerane Lord and his saidis thrie estaittis of parliament 
decemis and declairis statuitis and ordainis that the comprehending of 
tiie saidis teyndis and including the samin with the landis sail nawayes 
brek our said Souerane Lordis superioritie foirsaid, bot his Hieness sail 
remane superiour to the haiU tennendrie, stok and teynd, efter the forme 
of the infeftmentis, and that the richt of the said infeftment sail stand in- 
diuisable safar as concemis the balding and tennendries; bot the said 
ecclesiasticall persone salhaif actioun and richt to the tent penny of 
Uquidat mailles contentit in the said infeftment, and the vtheris nyne 
pairtis thairof sail pertene to our Souerane Lord ; and this to be not 
only of the penny maill bot of all vther dewties that sould be payit for 
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teynd and stok, to witt that nyne pairtis thairof Ball pertene to core 
Souerane Lord and the tent pairt be iust estimatioun sail appertene to 
the said eccle&iasticall persone. And that all the juges and ministeris of 
his lawes within this realme judge and decyd according to this statute, 
and na vtherwayes how oft as that questioun salbe movit vpone the cais 
foirsaid. And FORSAMEKLE as thair is diners burrowis in regaHtie and 
baronie within this realme quhUkis wer befoir haldin immediatlie of the 
saidis prelattis, and haif bene in vse to exerce the trade and trafficque of 
merchandice, to mak burgessis and to elect prouestis, baillies, and vtheris 
officeris meit and necessar for the govemament of thair communities, 
oure said Souerane Lord and his thrie estaittes in parliament, nawayes 
willing that thai salbe hurte thairin, declairis, decernis, and ordanis that thai 
Ball remane in the samin iredome and libertie quhilk thai had befoir the 
said annexatioun, to be haldin alwayes of our said Souerane Lord in the 
samin maner and conditioun be the quhilk thai held thair saidis liberties 
of the saidis eoclesiasticall personis befoir, emd nawyse hurte in thair richtis 
and priuilegis, And that the ane sort and the vther be not confoundit be 
this present act, bot remane alwayes distinct as thay wer in tyme 
bypast, notwithstanding the said annexatioun, it is alwayes prouidit, 
statute, and ordanit, that the prouest, baillies, counsall, and vtheris 
officeris within the saidis burrowis in regalitie and baronie, quhair 
thair wer prouest and baillies of befoir, salbe yeirlie electit, chosin, 
deposit and alterit according to the forme and tennour of the actis of 
parliament maid in the dayes of our Souerane Lordis maist noble predi* 
cessouris, and ratifiet in diuers parliamentis sen his Hienes coronatiomiu 
Further, the saidis burrowis in regalitie and baronie, and all landis, tene* 
mentis, and annualrentis within the libertie of the samin, quhilkis wer 
haldin of the saidis ecclesiasticall personis befoir, sail £ra this present be 
haldin of our said Souerane Lord and his successouris in cheif| and the 
airis salbe enterit thairto be our said Souerane Lordis breves, to be direct 
to the saidis prouest and bailUes of the saidis burrowis, and the seruice 
salbe retotuit to his Hienes chancellarie, vpone the quhilk retour the 
directair sail delyuer ane precept in competent and dew forine, witii pro- 
uisioun of securitie to be takin for the mailles and dewties of the saidis 
landis and annuelrentis as thai salbe retourit, becaus the saidis bur- 
rowis ar not his firie burrowis regall, and wer not relevit of thair non- 



1587.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 203 

entres at the handes of the saidis prelattis, thair superiouris in tjmes 
bypast, And qnhair the prelat ressauit resignatioim or gave interes, that 
the Eingis Maiestie sail gif it now be ordour of his chancelarie, and 
qnhair the power wes in the handes of the baillies of the burrowis 
within regalities, that thai brouk and enjoj thair richt and priuilege 
as befoir. And beoaus the saidis landis, lordschippis, and baronies, 
qnhilkis befoir pertenit to the saidis archiebischoppis, bischoppis, abbotis, 
andvtheris prelattis, thair is diners onr Sonerane Lordis lieges consti- 
tnte heretable baillies and stewartis of the saidis lordschippis and regali- 
ties, qnhilkis heretable baillies and stewartis oxur said Sonerane Lord 
intendis not to hnrt be the said annexationn, thairfoir oxur said Sonerane 
Lord and his saidis thrie estaitis of parliament declairis, decemis, statu- 
itis, and ordanis that the saidis heretable baillies and stewartis, and thair 
airis and snccessonris, sail now and heirefter abyd and remane in thair 
richt and title qnhilk thai haue of the saidis offices, except in the change 
of thair snperionr in onre Sonerane Lord and his snccessonris, qnhilkis in 
all tyme heirefter salbe thair immediat snperionris, Ijk as the saidis here- 
table baillies and stewartis salbe thair immediat tennentis and vassallis of 
thair saidis offices efter the forme and tennonr of thair infeftmentis, and for 
doing of the seruice specifiet in the samyn. Further, the saidis here- 
table baillies and stewartis sail, notwithstanding the said annexationn, 
haue the samin libertie, power and jnrisdictionn qnhilk thai had befoir 
in actionis and materis cinile, and be the said annexationn thair sail na 
forder power, inrisdictionn, or auctoritie appertene to onr said Sonerane 
Lordis shereffis, nor accresce vnto thame, bot thair said power and jnris- 
dictionn sail remane in the samin estait limitat as the samin is at this 
present, according to the ancient lawes and consuetude of this realme. 
And further, the said heretable Stewart or baillie of the said regalitie sal 
haif the samyn power quhilk he had befoir to replege from the sheref 
or his deputtis in all causis and actionis, criminall or civill, qnhair reple- 
giatioun wes grantit of befoir, and gif the said sheref and his depntis 
refuisis to admit the said replegiatioun, he and his deputtis salbe punissit 
thairfoir, and his proces led in the contrair salbe of nane avaiU. And in 
causis criminall the said baillie or Stewart of the regalitie salbe jnge com- 
petent in all manor of crymes qnhairin the lord or baillie of the regality 
was accnstnmat to be iudge in tymes bipast. And albeit our Sonerane 



204 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1687. 

Lordis iustice general!, lieutennent, or iustice in that pairt be special] 
commissioun, summonnd the effendonr, induellair of the regalitie, to 
compeir befoir thame to vnderly the law for the cryme for the qnhilk he 
salbe dilaitit, the said baillie or stewart of the regalitie salhaif power to 
replege fra oure said Souerane Lordis justice foirsaid to his awin courtey 
in cais he have preventit be apprehending of the offendoiuis persone or 
be his summonds first direct and execute aganis the offendour befoir 
our said Souerane Lordis justice, apprehendit the persone suspect or 
dilaitit for the offense and cryme, or execute summoundis vpone him to 
ynderly the law thairfoir, Bot our said Souerane Lordis justice-generall, 
lieutenant, or commissioner, salbe juge competent in cais of preventioun 
Tpone his pairt be the apprehensioun of the trespassour or first executioun 
of the summondis aganis him, and in that cais the said baillie and stewart 
of regalitie sail have na power to replege, bot gif he pleis he salbe 
adioynit to the kingis iustice and juge with him, and incais of conviction 
the said baillie and stewart heretabill assistand to the judgement sal 
haue sic pairt of the escheit as he may clame be vertew of his office and 
infeftment gevin to him thairupone. And it is alsua decemit, statute, 
and ordanit that na baillie nor stewart heretable of any regalitie sail 
heirefter be hard to replege fi:a our said Souerane Lordis iustice air 
haldin be his iustice generall, bot he salbe adionit gif he pleis to the 
Kingis iustice, and sal haue samekill of the vnlaw and penalty of the 
personis dilaitit, as he aucht to haue be the richt of his infefbnent. In 
LYEMANER it is statute, that in all ostis and armes the inhabitantis of the 
landis within the saidis baillieries and stewartries salbe vnder the com- 
mandement of the saidis baillies and stewartis heretable, in sic maner as 
thai wer wount to assemble with the saidis prelattis and baillies in time 
bigane, as als sail gif mustaris at the wappinschawingis befoir thame, 
according to the act of parliament, vnder the pane contenit thairin, to 
be vpKftit to the saidis baillies and stewartis vse. And maira.ttour it is 
spedallie prouidit, that notwithstanding of the annexatioun of the tem- 
poralities of benefices to the Crown, yit the conventuall brether of the 
abbay of Dumfermling sail nawayes be preiugit nor hurt anent the 
levingis, portionis, pensionis, yairdis, and dewties of the said abbay, 
bot that thai and euerie ane of thame may peaceablie brouk joyse and 
vplift thair portionis, pensionis, levingis, yairdis, and dewties of tiie same 



1687.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 206 

abbay during thair lyftymes, conforme to the pftis, speceall asedgna- 

tioDiB thairo^ and to oxu* Souerane Lordis ratificatioun and confirmatioun 

thairvpone in all pointis. The QUHILK day our Souerane Lord sittand in 

jugement in plane parliament, be his declaratioun maid in presence of his 

thrie estaittis, faulssit to himselff liberty and priuilege to except and re- 

serue iurth of the actis of the annexatioun of the temporalities of benefices 

to the crown of the satisfactioun of the temporalities annext, of his Hienes 

reuocatioun generall, and of the ratificatioun of the restitutioun, pacifica- 

tioim, and abolitioun, all sic personis causis and materis, and with sic proui- 

sionis, limitationis, and restrictionis as to his Majestic sail seme expedient, 

quhilkis his Hienes ordanis and commandis his clerk of register to insert 

and incorporat within the bodies of the saidis actis, the same exceptionis 

and resuerationis being delyuerit to him, subscriuit be his Hienes and his 

chancellair, befoir the fytene day of August nixtocum. And further, 

our Souerane Lord, according to the libertie and priuilege faulssit to 

himselff sittand in jugement in plane parliament, hes exceptit furth of 

the said general annexatioun, the temporalities of the abbayes of Col- 

dinghame and Eelso, and cell of Lesmahago, dedairand thame as yit to 

remane with the saidis abbayes and cell in the same estait quhairin they 

than wer, and that thai wer not comprehendit in the annexatioun foir- 

said, bot to remane with thame quhill farder order be takin. And hes 

declairit that it salbe lauchftdl to his Hienes to vse the superioritie and 

fewfermes of the landis of Lethame lyand within the scherefdome of 

Fyffe, being a pairt of the patrimonie of the bischoprik of Sanctandrois, 

all and sindrie the landis and vtheris afberspecifieit, quhilkis are ane 

pairt of the patrimonie of Lynclouden, thay ar to say, the fy ve merk 

land of Litle Dryburght, the fyve merk land of Drumjarg, the fy ve merk 

land of Emephilane, the fyve merk land of Emecrago, the fyve merk 

land of Blaronie, the fyve merk land of Mekle Dryburght, the fyve merk 

land of Chapmantoun, the fyve merk land of Blakeme, the fyve merk 

land of Ememinye, the fyve merk land of Culnotrie, the come milne of 

Corsmichell, the fyve merk land of Garrantoun, the tua merk land and 

ane half of Blak Park, all lyand within the baronie of Corsmichaell and 

stewartrie of Eirkcudbricht ; the fyfbene schilling land of Staikfurde, 

the forty shilling land of Newtoun, the merk land of Cluny and Skel- 

lingholme, the sext merk land of Tarrauchtie, the sex merk land of 



206 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1687. 

Drumganis, the fyve merk land of Troqueir, the mark land of Stoc- 
holme, the fyve merk land of Noneland, the fyve merk land of Cruifetanis, 
the sext merk land of Holme, the twenty ehilling land of Maricholme, the 
fonr merk land of Noneholme, all lyand within the baronie of Drumsleit 
and stewartrie foirsaid; togidder with all castellis, touris, fortalices, 
maner places, honssis, biggingis, orcheardis, yairdis, milnes, woddis, 
fischeingis, pairtis, pendicles, annexis, connexis, outsettis, tennentis, ten* 
nendries, and fermes of fewfermes, canes, custnmes, sendees, casnalities, 
and vtheris commodities quhatsumeuer ; and gif it salhappin our said 
Souerane Lord to dispone ony of the landis, milnes, and fischeingis of the 
said pronestrie qnillds ar comprehendit in the said annexatioun, or 
quhilkis ar now exceptit and reseruit as said is, and salbe heirefter 
dimittit in his Hienes handes be the provest and prebendaries thairo^ 
that gif his Hienes oonvertit the fermes or victuall in siluer the same 
salbe na diminutionn of the rentale or cans of reductioim of the saidis 
infefbmentis to be maid thairof ; and als hes declairit and declairis that it 
salbe lauchfuU to his Hienes to vse the superioritie and fewfermes of the 
landis of Lurg and Eynccurdin,* and the preceptorie of Sanct Anthonis 
in Leyth and chaiplanrie of St James at the New Heavin, lands, teyndis, 
and annuellis of the same, as sail seme gude to his Hienes, and als de- 
clairis that notwithstanding the said annexatioun appointit to tak effect 
in maner foirsaid at the feast of Mertimes nixtocum, that Mr Robert 
Dowglas, provest of Lynclouden, and Dowglas, sone to 

the laird of Drumlangrig, his successour, sail brouk the fruittis, proffittis, 
and dewties of the said prouestrie during thair lyftymes, in the same 
maner as thai did of befoir, as alsua ratifies and appreves the prouisioim 
maid to Dowglas, sone to the laird of Drumlangrig, of the 

prouestrie of Lynclouden, and that the act of satisfactioun sallbe ex- 
tendit in his favour, dedairing the same prouision to be sufficient for 
brouking and josing of the said prouestrie and haill proffittis thairof^ 
notwithstanding quhatsumeuer actis, constitutionis, or lawes, ciuill or 
munidpall, maid in the contrair, dispensand thairwith and effect thairof, 
AMD SICLIK exoeptis furth of the said annexatioun the landis and 

* With Bevintene aiker of land, quhilkis landis ar of the abbade and lordschip of 
CnlroB. 

A., Ckirau BegkirL 



1687.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 207 

vtheris vnderwrittin, quhilkis ar ane pairt of the patrimonie of North- 
berwick, thay ar to say, all and haill the place qtihair the abbey kirk 
and closter of Northberwick stude befoir, qnhilk is now ruinons, and wes 
na parroche kirk, and als all and sindrie the landis of the bench of 
Northberwicklaw, the Law Medo, the milnes of Kynkeyth, with the 
croftis thairo^ the vther four croftis of land sumtyme occnpiet be 
Robert Home of Heuch, with their pertinentis, lyand on the sonthside of 
the burgh of Northberwick, all and haill the west pairt of the tonn of 
Northberwick callit the Nungait, lyand ypone the west syd of the bume 
callit the Clairtie Bume, with all and sindrie landis, tenementis, houssis, 
biggingis, outsettis, taillis, bamis, yairdis, and vtheris pertinentis thairo^ 
all and haill the tua husband land in Bonestoun, with thair pertinentis, 
all lyand within the schireffdome of Edinburgh and constabularie of Had- 
ingtoune, all and haill the landis of Monchryfe, the landis of Aldemy, 
the landis of the Grange, with their pertinentis, all lyand within the 
schirefdome of Fyff, with honssis, biggingis, fortalices, mansionis, yardisi 
orcheardis, fermes of feuferme, tennentis, tennendries, pairtis, pendiclisi 
and pertinentis of all and sindrie the foirsaidis landis, quhilkis his Majestie 
declairis ar not nor sail not be comprehendit in the said annexatioun. 



LXXV. 

Charter by King James YI.^ under his Great Seal, confinning to the 
College of Glasgow the Rectory and Vicarage of Govan, with 
the teinds, lands, and others, granted by Nos. Lxyn», lxhl, 
LxiY., Lxxn., Lxxin., and lxx. Holyrood, 39 July 1567. 

Jacobus, Dei gratia Rex Scotorum, Omnibus probis hominibus totius 
terre sue clericis et laicis salutem. SoiATis nos nunc post nostram legit- 



uAMES, by the grace of God, King of Soots, to aU good men of his whole 
hod, clerics and laics, greeting. Know ye that we now after oar lawful and per- 



208 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1687. 

timam et perfectam etatem viginti vnius annorum completorum, in parlia- 
mento nostro declaratam, et generalem nostram reuocationem in huiusmodi 
factam, ratificasse, approbasse, ac pro nobis et nostris successoribus pro 
perpetuo confirmasBe, annexationem et mortificationem rectorie et vicarie 
de Govane, jacentium infra diocesim de Glasgow, cum omnibus et singulis 
decimis, proficuis, emolumentis, gleba et terris ecclesiasticis eiusdem, per 
nos CoUegio nostro de Glasgw annexatarum, datarum, concessarum, et mor- 
tificatarum, per nostram cartam nostro sub magno sigillo, de data decimo 
tertio die mensis Julij anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo septuagesimo 
septimoy secundum formam et tenorem Fundationis ad long^m in dicta 
annexatione inserte, prout huiusmodi latins proportat; vnacum alia annexa- 
tione per prepositum, balliuos, consules, et communitatem ciuitatis de 
Glasgow dicto CoUegio facta, de omnibus terris, tenementis, domibus, 
hortis, fimnuis redditibus tarn infira libertatem dicte ciuitatis quam alibi, 
infra regnum nostrum jacentibus^ cuicunque ordini Fratrum aut altari sen 
capellauie de quacunque ecclesia infra dictam ciuitatem situata perprius 
spectantibus ; ac de omnibus alijs proficuis et commodatibus in dicta an- 
nexatione contentis, prout in huiusmodi latius continetur. Quequidem 
terre, cum annuis redditibus, alijs proficuis et commoditatibus predictis, 
per quondam nostram charissimam matrem nobilissime memorie, pre- 
fect age of twenty-one years complete, declared in oar Parliament, and oar general 
revocation made therein, have ratified, approved, and for as and oar saccessors 
for ever confirmed, the annexation and mortification of the rectory and vicarage 
of Gk)van, lying within the diocese of Glasgow, with all and sondry teinds, profits, 
emoluments, glebe and kirk lands of the same, annexed, given, granted, and 
mortified by as to oar College of Glasgow, by oar charter under oar great seal, of 
date the thirteenth day of the month of Jaly, in the year of oar Lord one thoasand 
five handred and seventy-seven, according to the form and tenor of the founda- 
tion inserted at length in the said annexation, as the same more fally proports; 
together with another annexation made to the said College, by the provost, bailies, 
coancillors, and community of the dty of Glasgow, of all lands, tenements, hooses, 
gardens, annual-rents, as well within the liberty of the said dty as elsewhere lying 
within our kingdom, formerly belonging to any order of Friars, or altar, or chap- 
lainry, from any church situated within the said dty ; and of all other profits 
and commodities contained in the said annexation, as is more fully contained therein. 
Which lands, with the annual-rents and other profits and commodities foresaid^ 
were formerly disponed by our late dearest mother of most noble memory, to the 



1587.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 209 

fetis preposito, balliuis, consnlibus, et comin(tin)itati dieposite erant, ao 
postea per ipaos, dicto CoUegio, pro sustentatione preceptorum, regen- 
titim ac studentitun in eodem, annexate fuenmt, aecundum formam et te- 
norem dicie aimexationis, de data octauo die mensis Januarij, anno Domini 
millesimo qningentesimo eeptuagesimo secundo, ac per nos in parliamento 
nostro apud burgam nostrum de Edinburght, vicesimo sexto die mensis 
Januarij anno Domini millesimo qningentesimo septuagesimo secundo 
tento, ratificatam ^t confirmatam. Ao ETIAH cum dpnatione vnione et 
annexatione, per Archiepiscopum de Glasgw pro tempore, cum consensu 
capituli eiusdem dicto Collegio factis, de custumis trutine sine troni 
vulgo lie Trone nuncupati, et singulis suis mercantijs ibidem ponderatis 
et mensuris omnibus consuetis, infra dictam ciuitatem de Glasgw et liber- 
tatem eiusdem, per nostras alias literas nostro sub secreto sigillo per- 
prius per nos ratificatis et approbatis, prout in huiusmodi similiter latins 
continetur. Vnaouh immunitate dicto Collegio per nos prius concessa, 
quod eiusdem redditus ab omnibus taxationibus ac impositionibus liberi 
erunt imperpetuum, prout in dicta litera de data vigesimo sexto die 
mensis Maij anno Domini millesimo qningentesimo septuagesimo nono 
latins continetur. Ac cum omnibus alijs et singulis libertatibus et priui- 
legijs dicto Collegio ab antique a quibuscunque concessis. Insufer nos 

foresaid provost, bailies, conncillors, and community ; and thereafter were annexed 
by them to the ssdd College, for the maintaining of preceptors, regents, and students 
in the same, according to the form and tenor of the said annexation, of date the 
eighth day of the month of January, the year of Gk)d one thousand five hundred and 
seventy-two; and ratified and confirmed by us in our parliament, held at 
our burgh of Edinburgh, the twenty-sixth day of the month of January, the 
year of God one thousand five hundred and seventy-two. And also with the 
gift, union, and annexation, made to the said College by the archbishop of 
Glasgow for the time, with consent of the chapter thereof, of the customs of 
the Trone, as it is commonly called, and their sundry merchandises there weighed ; 
and all measures in use withm the said city of Glasgow and liberty thereof, 
formerly ratified and approved by us, by our other letters under our privy seal, 
as in like manner is more fnlly contained therein ; together with the immunity 
granted by us aforetime to the said College, that its rents should be free for 
ever from all taxations and imposts, as in titie said letter, of date the twenty- 
sixth day of the month of May, the year of God one thousand five hundred and 
seventy-nine, is more fully contained ; and with all other and sundry freedoms and 
1 DD 



210 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1687. 

pro ardenti zelo et affectione quam erga propagationem bonarnm lite- 
ranim ac 8Usten(ta)tIonem professorum eiusdem habemiis et gerimus, 
de nouo dedimus, conceBsimus, annexauimus, et mortificauimus, tenoreque 
presentiB carte nostre damus, concedimus, annexamus, et mortificamus 
dicto CoUegio ao pre&tis principali, preceptoribus, regentibus, et studen- 
tibus in hmusmodi residentibus, eorumque successoribus imperpetumn 
omnes et eingulas pre&tas terras cum redditibus, tenementis, annuis red- 
ditibus, decimis garbalibus, cum custumis nominatis, immunitatibus et 
preuileglis in fundationibus, annexationibus, mortificationibus, et dona- 
tionibus respectiue prescriptis particulariter specificatis, ac secundxmi 
tenorem circumstantias et conditiones in huiusmodi contentas. Et hoe 
non obstante annexatione terra^um ecdeBiastioarum nostre corone nuper 
annexatarum, ac generali nostra reuocatione, aut alia restauratione 
quacunque, in quibus prefatas terras, tenementa, annuos redditus, cus- 
tumas, decimas, dicto CoUegio mortificatas et annexatas, vt premissum 
est, nullo modo comprehendi volumus. In OUIUS BEX TESTXMONnJM huic 
presenti carte nostre magnum sigiUum nostrum apponi precepimus. 
Testibus dilecto nostro consiliario domino loane Maitland de Thirlstane 
milite cancellario nostro, predilectis nostris cox^anguineis et consiliarijs 
loanne domino Hamiltoun, etc*, commendatorio monasterij nostri de Abir- 

privileges of old time, granted to the said College by any persons whomsoever. 
FuRTHSB, for the ardent zeal and affection which we have and bear to the spread of 
learning, and maintenance of the professors therein, we have given of new, granted, 
annexed and mortified, and by the tenor of our present charter give, grant, annex, 
and mortify to the said College, and foresaid principal, preceptors, regents, and 
students, dwelling thereia, and their successors for evermore, all and sundry the 
foresaid lands, with rents, tenements, annual-rents, teind-sheaves, with costoms 
named, immunities and privileges, particularly specified in the foundations, annexa- 
tions, mortifications, and gifts respectively before written, and according to the 
circumstances and conditions contained therein: And this notwithstanding the 
annexation of the kirk lands lately annexed to our crown, and our general revoca- 
tion, or other restoration whatsoever, wherein it is our will that the foresaid lands, 
tenements, annual-rents, customs, teinds, mortified and annexed to the said College 
be in no wise comprehended. In WrrNESS whewof, we have commanded our great 
seal to be appended to this our present charter. Witnesses, our well-beloved 
councillor. Sir John Maitland of Thirlstane, knight, oi|r chancellor ; our most well- 
beloved cousins and councillors, John Ix>rd Hi^milton, ofc, pommendator of our monas- 



1687.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 211 

brothok, Archibaldo Anguede comite, domino Dowglas Dalkeytht et Abir- 
nethy, etc., reuerendissimo ac venerabili in Christo patribus Patricio 
Sanctiandree archiepiscopo, Waltero priore de Blantyre nostri secreti 
sigilli custodci dilectis nostris famiUaribus consiliarijs Alexandro Hay de 
Eister Eennat nostrorom rotulorum registri ac consilij clerico, Ludotdco 
Bellendene de AuchnotJe milite nostre justiciarie clerico, et Magistro 
Roberto Scott nostre cancellarie directore. Apud Halyrudehous vicesimo 
nono die mensis Julij anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo octuagesimo 
septimo et regni nostri anno yicesimo primo. 

teiy of Abirbrothok, Archibald, earl of Angas, lord Dowglas, Dalkeytht and Ablr- 
neUiy, etc. the most reverend and venerable fathers in Christ, Patrick, archbishop 
of St Andrews, Wal|»r, prior of Blantyre, keeper of our privy seal ; our well- 
beloved familiar councillors, Alexander Hay of Eister Eennat, derk of our rolls, 
register, and council ; Lewis Bellendene of Auchnoule, knight, our justice clerk ; 
and master Robert Scott, director of our chancery. At Halyrudehous, the twenty- 
ninth day of the month of July, the year of Grod one thousand five hundred and 
eight-seven, and of our reign the twenty-first year. 



LXXVL 

Act of Parliament in favour of the College of Glaagow, ratifying and 
confirming^ inter aUa, If os. lxyh.^ Lxm.^ ux.^ lxxii.^ Lxxm.^ and 
Lxx* Edinburgh, 29 July 1687. 

In the parliament, haldin at Edinburgh, the tuenty nynt day of Julie, 
the yeare of God j™ v® fonrscoir seavne yeares. Oure Souerane Lord 
and Three Estaittis of this present parliament, ratifies, apprevis, and for 
his Hienes and his snccessouris, perpetuaUie confermis the charter of 
annexatioun and mortificatioun of the personage and vicarage of Govane, 
liand within the diocie of Glasgw, with all and sindrie teindis, profittis, 
emolmnentis, gleib, and kirkland of the samin, annext, gevin, grantit, and 
mortifiit be his Hienes to the College of Glasgw, be his charter vnder his 
grite seill of the dait the xiij day of Julij, the yeir of God j™ V Ixxvij 
yeiris, efter the forme and tennour of the fimdatioun insert at lenth in 



212 CHABTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1587. 

the fiaid annexatioun, as the same at mair lenth beiriis : Togidder with ane 
vther annexatioun maid be the provest, baillies^ counsall and commxmitie 
of the Qtie of Qlasgw to the said College, of all landis, tenementi% houssis, 
yairdis, annuelrentis, lyand alsweill within the firedome of the said Citie as 
in ony vther pairt within this realme, quhilkis pertenit of befoir to qnhat- 
sumeuer ordour of Freris, alteris or chappellanreis of quhatsumeuir kirk 
situat within the said Citie, and of all vther proffittis and commodities 
contenit in the said annexatioun, as is at mair lenth contenit in the samin. 
Quhilkis landis with the annuelrentis, vther proffitis, and commodities foir- 
saidis, be his ffienes vmquhile derrest moder of worthie memorie wer 
disponit to the saidis prouest, baillies, counsall and communitie, and 
thairefber wer annext be thame to the said College for sustentatioun of the 
maisteris regentis and studentis in the samin, efter th§ forme and tennour 
of the said annexatioun of the dait the aucht day of Januar, the yeir of 
God j"* V* Ixxij yeirs. Quhilk dispositioun maid be our said Souerane 
Lordis derrest moder in maner foirsaid to the saidis provest, baillies, 
counsall, and communitie, of the landis, annuelrentis, and vtheris aboue- 
writtin, his Hienes ratifies and appreves, and for him and his successouris 
perpetuallie confermis ; Togidder with the donatioun, vnioun, and annexa- 
tioun maid be the Archiebischop for the tyme, with consent of the 
chaptour of the samin, to the said College of the customes of the tron 
wechtis, and of all merchandice and geir vsit to be weyit at the said tron, 
with all mesouris, grite and small, vsit within the said citie of Glasgw 
and liberty of the samin^ ratifiet and approvin of befoir, be his Hienes 
lettres vnder his privie seall, as at mair lenth lykwyss is contenit in 
the samin; Togidder with the immvnitie grantit be his Maiestie of 
befoir to the said College that the haill rentis of the samin salbe in all 
tymes cuming frie of all taxatiounis and impositionis, as in the said lettre 
of dait the xxvj day of Maij, the yeir of God j™ v® threscoir nyntene 
yeiris, at lenth is contenit; Togidder with all and sindrie liberties 
and piivilegeis grantit to the said College of auld be quhatsumeuer per- 
sonis. Attour his Hienes, for the ardent zeall and affectioun quhilk he 
hes and beiris to the propagatioun of guid lettres and sustentatioun of the 
professouiis thairof, of new hes gevin, grantit, annext and mortifit, and 
be thir presentis gevis, grantis, annexis and mortifeis to the scdd CoUegOi 
and to the Principall, Maisteris, Regentis^ Studentis, and vtheris office 



1587.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 21S 

men epeoxfiet in the said Fundatioun, and to thait suoceesonris in all tjme 
cuming, All and SINDRIS the foirsaidid landis, with the rentifi, tenementis, 
annnelrentifly teyndscheves, viheris teyndis, ouatomeB afoimameit^ immy- 
ntiefi and piinileges specifiit particfalairlie in the fotrndationis, annexationis, 
mortificationis, and donationis, respective abouewrittin, and efter the forme, 
tennotuTy circumstanoeB and conditionis contenit in the samin ; and that 
notwithfltanding the annexationn of the ecclesiasticall landis laitly annext 
to the croun of this realme, and the generall revocationn or yther re« 
stauratioiin qnhatsumeuer, in the quhilkis his Hienes willis and declairis 
the saidis landis, tenementis^ annuebentisy cnstmneB, teyndis, mortifiet 
and annext to the said College as said is, on nawyse salbe comprehendit. 



Lxxvn. 



Act of Parliament granting commission to various peirsons to take 
order for relief of the decay of that part of Glasgow above the 
Greyfriar Wynd. Edinbm-gh, 29 July 1687. 



A 



NENT THB SUFPLIOATIOUN ptesentit and gevin in to olir Sonerane Lord 
and Estaittis of this present parliament, be the fremen and vtheris induell- 
4ris of the citie of Olasgw aboue the Gray Freir Wynde thairol^ makand 
mentionn that quhair that pairt of the said citie that afbir the Beformatioun 
of the Religionn wes intertenyt and vphaldin be the resort of the Bischop, 
Parsonis, Vicaris, and vtheris of clergie for the tyme, is now becmn ruin- 
ous, and for the maist pairt altogidder decayit, and the heritouris and 
possessouris thairof greitly depauperit, wanting the moyane not onlie to 
vphald the samin, hot of the intertenement of thame selfis, thair wyffis, 
baimis, and &melie ; howbeit gif the commoun weill of the said citie wer 
respectit, and ane equality vsit be the magistratis and vtheris, to quhome 
sic thingis properlie appertenis, the present necessitie mycht easilie be 
supportit, be ressoun it is of veritie that thair is ane grite con&sioun and 
multitude of mercattis togidder in ane place about the croce of the said 
cietie, quhilkis being deuidit and sparpalit, and sum of thame appointit to 



214 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1687. 

be haldin in sum competent rowmes amangis thame, wald gritelie help 
thame, and nawys hurt the remanent inhabitantis of the said citie, qnhairof 
aa thai ar ane pairt of the bodie and membeiis subject to the payment of 
taxt, stent, watcheing, warding, and all vthair precable charges, evin sa 
all the commodities of the said citie suld be commonn to thame all ; and 
seing that pairt of the said cietie abone the said Gray Freir Wynde is the 
onlie ornament and decoratioun thairof, be ressone of the grite and sump- 
tuous buildings of grite antiquitie, varie proper and meit for the ressait of 
his Hienes and nobilitie at sic tymes as thai sail repair thairto, and thair 
it wer to be lamentit to sie sic gorgeous policie to decay that vtherwys 
mycht be sustenit without hurt of his Hienes subjects, and thairfoir desir- 
and his Majestic and lordschippis, be act of parliament, to gif full power 
and commissioun, express bidding and charge, to Robert Lord Boyd, 
Walter Priour of Blantyre, the prouest and baillies of the said citie of 
Olasgw, and sic vtheris as thai thocht guid, to convene and tak ordour for 
relief of the said present necessitie, as at mair length is contenit in the 
said supplicatioun. Quhilk being hard, sene, and considerit be our said 
Souerane Lord and Estaittes in parliament; and thai thairwith being 
ryiplie aduisit, his Maiestie, with aduis and consent of the thrie estaittes 
of his present parliament, hes gevin and grantit, lyk as thai be the ten- 
nour heirof gevis and grantis full power and commissioun to the said 
Robert Lord Boide, Walter Priour of Blantyre, and to the equall half of 
the counsall of the said cietie of Glasgw, conuinclie, prouiding the prouest 
and baillies thairof be of that nowmer, to convene and tak ordour as thai 
sail think maist expedient for releif of the decay and necessitie of that 
pairt of Glasgw abone the Gray Freir Wynde thairof, ather be appointting 
of the mercate of salt, quhilk cumis in at the Over Port, or the beir and 
malt mercat vpon the Wynd Heid of the said cietie, or sic vthair pairt 
thairabout quhair the saids commissioneris, or the maist pairt of them, sail 
think maist meit and expedient ; And decemis and declairis the ordour to 
be tane be tham thairanent to stand and have full effect in all tyme thair- 
efter, commanding the inhabitants of the said cietie to submit thameselffis 
to the ordinance and determinatioun to be maid be the saids commission- 
eris thairintill, without stope, truble, or impediment, as thai will ansuer 
to his Hienes vpoun thair obedience ; And ORDANIS lettres to be direct to 
the effect foirsaid, gif neid beis, in forme as effeiris, and als to command 



1587.] KELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 215 

and chairge the foirBaida cominissioneriB to accept the said mater in and 
Tpone thame, and to tak odour and determine anent the premissis as thai 
will ansuer to God and our Souerane Lord thairvpoun. 



Lxxvin. 

Chaster by King James YL under his Great Seal^ granting in feu to 
Walter, Oommendator of Blantyre, the lands and barony of 
Glasgow, and other lands and duties. Holyrood, 3d Kovember 

1687. 

V ACOBUS Dei gratia Rex Scotorum omnibus probis hominibus totius 
terre sue clericis et laicis salutem. Sciatis nos, post nostram perfectam 
etatem viginti vnius annorum, in parliamento nostro tento apud Edinburgh 
[vigenti novem] die mensis Julij, anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo 
octuagesimo septimo declaratam, quocirca integre terre temporales, officia 
et regalitates omnium prelatiarum et beneficiorum minorum et maiorum 
infra regnum nostrum nobis et patrimonio noetre corone annexate sunt ; 
ac etiam post nostram generalem reuocationem dissolutionem in dicto 
nostro parliamento pro locatione dictarum terrarum temporalium, officiorum 
et regalitatum in feudifirma facta est ; IGITUR pro bono vero et gratuito 
seruitio nobis per fidelem nostrumconsanguineum et consiliarium Walterum 



tl AMES, by the grace of God King of Scots, to all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Elnow ye that we, after our perfect age of twenty-one 
years, declared in our Parliament held at Edinburgh, the [twenty-ninth] day of the 
month of July, the year of God one thousand five hundred and eighty-seven, whereby 
the whole temporal lands, offices and regalities of all prelacies and benefices, small 
and great, within our kingdom, were annexed to us and to the patrimony of our 
Grown ; and also after our general revocation, a dissolution was made in our said 
parliament, for letting the said temporal lands, offices and regalities, in fee-farm : 
Therefore, for the good, true, and thankful service done to us by our faithful 
cousin and counsellor Walter, commendator of Blantyre, we, with advice of our dearest 



216 CHARTERS AJSD DOCUMENTS. [16«7. 

commendatarium de Blantyre impeneo, bum auisamento nostromm chaiis^ 
simonim conaanguineorom et confiiliariorum domini Joanne Maitland de 
Thirlstane militis nostri cancellarij, magistri Thome Lyoun de Balduky, 
magistri de Glamis nostri thesaurarij, domini Ludouici Bellendene de 
Auchnoule militis nostre justiciarie clerici, et magistri Roberti Dowglas 
prepositi de Lincloudene nostri coUectoris generalis, dedisse, concessisse 
et hereditarie in feudifirma et regalitate dispostdsse, et hac presenti carta 
nostra confirmasse, prefato Waltero commendatario de Blantyre, suis 
heredibus et assignatis, omnes et singalas terras, dominia, burgos, baroniae, 
regalitates, villas, officia et alias respectiue subscriptas, viz. : Terras et 
baroniam de Glasgw, cimtatem et burgum regalitatis de Glasgw, cum 
omnibus terris, bondis, tenemeutis, domibus, hortis, pomerijs, caudis, 
vstrinis, horreis ac alijs edificijs infra bondas dicti burgi, tenentibus, ten- 
andriis, libere tenentium seruitijs eiusdem, ac vnaquaque parte earundem, 
feudifirmis, firmis burgalibus ac alijs deuorijs eiusdem quibuscunque, cum 
omnibus iure, titulo, iurisclameo, custumis, deuorijs ac omnibus alijs priui- 
legijs quibuscunque, que archipiscopis de Glasgw aliquibus temporibus 
preteritis pertinuerunt ; ac omnes et singulas reliquas terras dicte baronie 
de Glasgw, et signanter villas et terras de Mekill Govane, Westscheill, 
Govanescheillis, Haggis, Littill Govane, Brigend, Gorbillis, Borrowfeild 

cousins and coimsellors, Sir John Maitlap4 of Thirlstane, Knight, our chancellor ; 
master Thomas Lyoun of Balduky, master of Glamis, our treasnrer ; Sir Lewis 
Bellendene of Auchnoule, E^night, our justice-clerk ; and master Robert Dowglas, 
provost of Lincloudene, our collector-general, have given, granted, and in feu- 
farm and regality heritably disponed, and by this our present charter confirmed, 
to the foresaid Walter, commendator of Blantyre, his heirs and assignees, all 
and sundry the lands, lordships, burghs, baronies, regalities, towns, offices, and 
others respectively underwritten, to wit : The lands and barony of Glasgow, dty 
and burgh of regality of Glasgow, with all lands, bounds, tenements, houses, gar« 
dens, orchards, butts of land, malt kilns, baros, and other buildings, within the 
bounds of the said burgh, tenants, tenandriea, services of fr^ tenants thereof; 
and every part thereof, feu-farms, burgh mails, and other duties thereof whatsoever, 
with all right, title, claim of right, customs, duties, and all other privileges what- 
soever, which beloDged to the archbishops of Glasgow in any time bygone ; and 
all and sundry the other lands of the said barony of Glasgow : And particnlariy 
the towns and lands of Mekill Govane, Westscheill, Govanescheillis, Haggis, 
Littill Govane, Brigend, GorblHis, Borrowfeild, Nicolas Linnagehauch, Gersumland, 



1587.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 217 

Nicolas Linnagehauch, Gersumland, Littill Co[wca]ldenis, Bromehill^ Bani- 
mishome, Dalmamok, Mekill Cowcaldeuis, Stobcors, Over Newtoiin, Nether 
Newtoun, the Weat Syde of Partik, the Eist Syde of Partik, Eindland, 
Eirklie, molendinum de Partik, terras molendinarias eiusdem, Balschagrie, 
Gartnaivell, Balgray, Wodesyde, Garrocht, Garbraid, Rouchhill, Keppo, 
Possillis, Over et Nethir Coutstoun, Lambhill, Eenmure, Partikzaird, 
Brewland of Partik, molendinum fullonnm de Partik, molendinum nuncn- 
patom Archie Lyonis Mylne, terras de Kendyhill, terras de Haghill, 
Carrendenis, Provest hauch, Cadder, pratum de Partik, nouas et antiquas 
parcas de Partik, molendinmn vocatmn Quheitmylne, Anchynnaims, 
Robrestoun, Limloch, Gardarroch, Crystoun, Danidstoun, Gartinquene, 
Gartinqnenemure, Johnestoun, Gartforie, Mukdawis, Edingeich, Badlay, 
Molens, Garcosch, Balgaddeis, Comflattis, Halhill, Balrachany,Windehege, 
Brontbrome, Blakzairdis, Daldowie, Over Kenmnre, Over Earmyld, Nethir 
Canny Id, Dalbeyth : omnes et singulas terras de Scheildilstotm, Lochwode; 
ac omnes et singulas terras de Provand ; cum castris, turribus, fortalicijs, 
maneriebus, pomerijs, hortis, partibus, pendiculis, parcis, annexis, con- 
nexis, molendinis, siluis, piscationibus, lie outsettis, tenentibus, tenandriis, 
liberetenentium seruitijs earundem, ac omnibus suis pertinentiis ; iacentes 
infira viecomitatum nostrum de Lanerk : Terras et baroniam de Ancrum, 

Littill Goldems, BromehiU, Rammishome, Dalmamok, MekiU Cowcaldenis, Stob- 
cors, Over Newtoun, Nether NewtouD, the West Syde of Partik, the Eist Syde of 
Partik, Hindland, Kirklie, mill of Partik, mill lands of the same, Balschagrie, Gart- 
nsdvel, Balgray, Wodesyde, Garrocht, Garbraid, Ronchhill, Keppo, Possillis, Over 
and Nethir Contstoan, Lambhill, Eenmure, Partikzaird, Brewland of Partik, Walk- 
mill of Partik, mill called Archie Lyoms Myhie, lands of Kendyhill, lands of Hag- 
hill, Carrendenis, Provesthauch, Gadder, meadow of Partik, New and Old Parks of 
Partik, the mill called Qnheitmylne, Auchynnaims, Robrestoim, Limloch, Gardar- 
roch, Crystonn, Dauidstoun, Gartinquene, Gartinqnenemure, Johnestoim, Gartforie, 
Mukdawis, Edingeich, Badlay, Molens, Garcosch, Balgaddeis, Comflattis, Halhill, 
Balrachany, Windehege, Bruntbrome, Blakzairdis, Daldowie, Over Kenmure, Over 
Karmyld, Nethir Carmyld, Dalbeyth ; all and sundry the lands of Scheildilstoun, 
Lochewode, and all and sundry the lands of Provand ; with castles, towers, fort- 
alioes, manor-places, ordiards, gardens, parts, pendicles, parks, annexes, connexes, 
mills, woods, fishings, outsets, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants thereof, 
and all their pertinents, lying within our sheriffdom of Lanark : The lands and barony 
of Ancrum, mains and mill of Ancrum, with casdes, towers, fortalioes, manor- 
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218 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1687 

terras dominicales et molendinum de Ancrum, cum caetris, turribus, forta- 
licijs, maneriebus, pomerijs, hortis, parcis, annexis, connexis, molendiniB, 
siluis, piscationibus, lie outsettis, partibus, pendiculia, tenentibus, tenan- 
driis, Uberetenentium seruitiJB earundem, ac omnibus suis pertinentiis ; 
terras et baroniam de Eskirk, cum castris, turribus, fortalicijs, maneriebus, 
hortis, pomerijs, parcis, annexis, connexis, lie outsettis, partibus, pendicu- 
lis, tenentibus, tenandriis, Uberetenentium seruitijs earundem, molendinis, 
siluis, piscationibus, ac omnibus suis pertinentiis ; terras et baroniam de 
Leillesleif, cum castris, turribus, fortalicijs, maneriebus, hortis, pomerijs, 
annexis, connexis, lie outsettis, partibus, pendiculis, siluis, piscationibus, 
molendinis, tenentibus, tensmdriis, liberetenentium seruitijs earundem, ao 
omnibus suis pertinentiis ; iacentes infra yicecomitatum nostrum de Box- 
burcht: terras de Biscoppisforrest, terras de Nuddrie Forrester, terrad 
Yocatas the Halfpenny Land in Carrik, terras ecclesiasticas de Cambusne^ 
thane ; ac omnes et quascunque alias terras ex antique dicto archiepisco- 
patui de Glasgw pertinentes, vbicunque eedem iacent infra regnum nostrum 
(exceptis terris et baronijs de Stobo et Edlistoun, cum balliatibus earundem 
ac toto que desuper sequi poterit, dicto nostro cancellario; necnon 
terris et baronia de Carstaris, cum. balliatu eiusdem, et omne que desuper 
sequi potent, domino Willelmo Stewart filio domini Andree Stewart de 

places, orchards, gardens, parks, annexes, connexes, mills, woods, fishings, outsets, 
parts, pendicles, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants thereof and all their 
pertiiients ; the lands and barony of Eskirk, with castles, towers, f ortalices, manor- 
places, gardens, orchards, parks, annexes, connexes, outsets, parts, pendicles, tenants, 
tenandries, services of free tenants thereof, mills, woods, fishings, and all their per- 
tinents ; the lands and barony of LeilUesleaf, with castles, towers, fortalices, manor- 
places, gardens, orchards, annexes, connexes, outsets, parts, pendicles, woods, 
fishings, miills, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants thereof, and all their 
pertinents, lying within our sheriffdom of Roxburgh; the lands of Biscoppisforest^ the 
lands of Nuddrie Forrester, the lands called the halfpenny Land in Carrik, the kirk- 
lands of Cambusnethane ; and all and whatsoever other lands which of old belonged 
to the said archbishopric of Glasgow, wherever the same lands he within our king- 
dom (excepting the lands and baronies* of Stobo and Edlistoun, with the bailliaries 
thereof, and all that may follow thereupon, formerly disponed by us to our said 
chancellor ; and the lands and barony of Carstaris, with the bailliary thereof, and 
all that may follow thereupon, formerly disponed by us to Sir William Stewart, son 
of Sir Andrew Stewart of Ychiltrie) : And also with the presentations, gifts, and right 



-687.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 219 

Vchiltrie per nos prius dispositis) ; Ac etdam cum aduocatiouibug, donatio- 
nibiiB et iure patronatns omnium et quorumcunque beneficiorum majorum 
et minorum ex antique ad dispositionem archiepificoporum de Glasgw pro 
tempore existentium; vnacum officijs balliatuset iusticiarie totius regali- 
tatis dicti archiepiscopatus tam proprietatis quam tenandrie eiusdem; 
exceptis balliatibus dictarum terrarum baroniarum supraspecificatarum. 
Bando, concedendo et committendo dicto Waltero commendatario de 
Blantjre, suis heredibus et assignatis, nostram plenam, liberam, planam 
potestatem generalem et mandatum speciale, nostro nomine, balliatus et 
iusticiarie curias dicte regalitatis, proprietatis tenandrie eiusdem, cum suis 
pertinentiis (exceptis prius exceptis), tenentibus et inhabitantibus earun- 
dem et alijs quibuscunque quorum interest, statuendi et inchoandi, affir- 
mandi, tenendi, ac quoties opus fuerit continuandi, sectas vocare faciendi, 
absentes amerchiandi, transgressores puniendi, exitus, amerchiamenta, 
bl^duitas et eschaetas dictarum curiarum, ac etiam omnes alias eschaetas 
infra dictam regalitatem et bondas eiusdem (exceptis prius exceptis) con- 
tingentes, pro quibuscunque criminibus per dictos inhabitatores seu 
quosuis alios in&a bondas earundem comonissis, criminibus proditoriis tan- 
tum exceptis, leuandi, percipiendi, et ad eorum commoditatem et proficuum 
applicandi ac desuper ad eorum voluntatis libitum disponendi, et pro 

of patronage of all and whatsoever benefices, greater and less, that were of old at the 
disposal of the archbishops of Glasgow for the time ; together with the offices of 
bailliaiy and justiciary of the whole regality of the said archbishopric, &s well property 
as tenandry thereof, except the baiUiaries of the said lands and baronies above speci- 
fied. Giving, granting, and committing to the said Walter, commendator of Blantyre, 
his heirs and assignees, our full, free, plain general power, and special mandate, in 
our name, to appoint and begin, affinn, hold, and as often as need be to continue, 
courts of bailliary and justiciary of the said regality, property, and tenandry of the 
same, with their pertinents (except as before excepted), for the tenants and inhabitants 
thereof, and others whomsoever whom it concerns, suits to cause to be called absents 
to amerce, transgressors to punish, issues, amerciaments, bioodwites, and escheats of 
the said courts, and also all other escheats falling within the said regality and 
bounds thereof (excepting as before excepted), for whatever crimes committed by the 
said inhabitants or any others within the bounds thereof, crimes of treason only 
excepted, to uplift, receive, and apply for their own use and profit, and to dis- 
pone thereupon at their will and pleasure, and to poind and distrain for the same 
if need be, to cause appraise, sell and cany away the goods poinded, according to 



820 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1587. 

eisdem si opus fuerit namandi et distringendi, namata appreciari faciendi, 
vendendi et abducendi secundum iuris formam, omnes et singulos tenentes 
et inhabitatores proprietatis et tenandrie dicte regalitatis, coram quibus- 
cunque iudice seu iuriBdictionibus, spiritualibus seu temporalibus attechi- 
atos et arrestatos, ad priuilegium et libertatem dicte regalitatis replegi- 
andi, reducendi et reportaudi, cautionem de collerath pro iusticia parti- 
bus conquirentibus infra iuris terminum ministrandi, dandi et prestandi, 
deputatos vnum seu plures sub ipsis, cum clericis, sariandis, adiudica- 
toribus, et omnibus alijs officiarijs et membris curie necessarijs, faciendi, 
oreandi et iurare causandi, pro [quibus] dictus commendatarius et sui pre- 
dicti respondebunt ; cum capella et cancellaria regalitatis ; ao generaliter, 
omnia alia et singula faciendi, dicendi, gerendi et exercendi, que in pre- 
missis et circa ea necessaria fuerint, seu quomodolibet oportuna. Fir- 
mum atque stabile habentes et habituros totum et quicquid dictus com- 
mendatarius suique heredes, deputati ac officiarij, in premissis rite duxerit 
seu duxerint faciendum. Ac PRETEREA dedimus, concessimus, disposuimus 
et assignauimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre damns, concedimus, 
disponimus et assignamus dicto commendatario de Blantyre et suis pre- 
dictis summam ducentarum librarum monete annuatim de feodo, pro vsu 
[etjexercitione dictorum officiorum balliatus etiusticiarie,per ipsosretinen- 

form of law, to repledge, retnm and bring ba<dc to the privilege and freedom of the 
said regality, all and snndry tenants and inhabitants of the property and tenandry 
of the said regality, before whatever judge or jurisdictions, spiritual or temporal, 
they be attached and arrested ; to give and afford to parties complaining catOio de 
collerath for ministering of justice within term of law, to make, create, and cause 
be sworn deputes one or more under them, with clerks, Serjeants, adjudicators and 
all other needful officers and members of court, for whom the said commendator and 
his foresaids shall answer ; with chapel and chancery of regality ; and generally all 
and sundry other things to do, say, perform and exercise, which shall be needful in or 
anent the premises, or in any way speedful thereto. Firm and stable holding and to 
hold all and whatsoever the said commendator and his heirs, deputes and officers shall 
think proper to be done in the premises. Akd further, we have given, granted, 
disponed and assigned, and by the tenor of our present charter give, grant, dispone 
and assign to the said commendator of Blantyre and his foresaids, the sum of two 
hundred pounds money yearly of fee, for using and exercising of the said offices of 
bailliary and justiciary, to be retained by them out of the first and readiest fees and 
duties within specified ; with full power to them to call and pursue for reduction of 



1687.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 221 

dam de primis et promptioribus feodiB et deuorijs infra specificatis ; cum 
plena potestate ipsis vocandi et proBequendi pro reductione infeo&men- 
torom feudifirmarum, si que fuit hactenus loeata, dictarum terrarum, 
baroniarum seu alicuiuB partiB eiusdem, secundum iuris formam. Insuper 
pro certis rationabilibus causis nos mouentibus, ereximus, creauimus, 
vniuimus, annexauimus et incorporauimus, tenoreque presentis carte 
nostre erigimus, creamus, vnimus, annexamus et incoiporamus omnes et 
singulas predictas terras, dominium, baronias, burgum in baronia et regali- 
tatem, castra, turres, fortalicia, maneries, pomaria, hortos, parcas, siluas, 
molendina, piscationes, officia, tenentes, tenandrias et liberetenentium se- 
ruitia, aduocationes, donationes, et ius patronatus canonicorum, prebenda- 
riorum, capellaniarum, ecclesiarum et beneficiorum quorumcunque, ex anti- 
quo dictis Archiepiscopis de Glasgw pertinentes, annexis, connexis, lie out- 
settis, partes, pendiculas et omnes earum perdnentias, tam pcurticulariter 
quam generaliter supra meutionatas (exceptis prius exceptis), in vnum 
liberum dominium et regalitatem omni tempore future dominium de 
Glasgw nuncupandum, et castrum de Glasgw piincipale esse messuagium 
dicti dominij: ac decemimus et ordinamus quod vnica sasina per dic- 
tum commendatarium et sues predictos apud dictum castrum de Glasgw 
capienda sufficiens erit sasina pro omnibus et singulis predictis terris, 

infeftments of feufarm, if any be heretofore set, of the said lands, baronies, or 
any part thereof, acc<Hding to form of law. Fubthebmobe, for certain reasonable 
causes moving us, we have erected, created, united, annexed and incorporated, and, 
by the tenor of our present charter, erect, create, unite, annex and incorporate all 
and sundry the foresaid lands, lordship, baronies, burgh of barony and regality, 
castles, towers, fortalices, manor places, orchards, gardens, parks, woods, mills, 
fishings, offices, tenants, tenandries and services of free tenants, presentations, 
gifts, and right of patronage of canons, prebendaries, chaplainries, churches and 
benefices whatsoever, of old time belonging to the said archbishops of Glasgow, 
annexes, connexes, outsets, parts, pendicles and all their pertinents, as well particul- 
arly as generally above mentioned (except as before excepted), into one free lordship 
and regality, to be called in all time to come the lordship of Glasgow, and the Castle 
of Glasgow to be the principal messuage of the said lordship ; and we decern and 
ordain that a single seisin, to be taken by the said commendator and his foresaids 
at the said Castle of Glasgow, shall be a sufficient seisin for aU and sundry the fore- 
said lands, lordship, baronies, offices and others respectively above written, without 
any other particular seisin to be taken in all time to come at any other part there- 



222 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1587. 

dominio, baronijs, officijs et alijs respectiue Buprascriptis, sine aliqna alia 
parijculari sasina apud aliquam partem earundem omni tempore futuro 
fiumenda ; non obstante quod predicte terre, dominium et baronie, non 
contig^e iacent sed in diuersis vicecomitatibus. Et similiter dedimus et 
concessimus, ac tenore presentis carte nostre damns et concedimus 
plenam licentiam, libertatem et priuilegium prefato comendatario et suis 
successoribus in dictis domino et baronijs suprascriptis, easdem terras et 
baronias aut aliquem partem earundem veteribus et natiuis tenentibus 
eiusdem in feudifirma assedare, tenendas de ipso et suis successoribus in 
dicto dominio. Que infeofamenta declfiiramus sunt [et] erunt receptoribus 
earundem tanti sufficientie et valons omni tempore futuro, ac si eadem 
per nos immediate ipsis data et concessa fuissent. Et ad hunc effectum 
nos pro nobis et successoribus nostris renunciamus actionem omnem, titu- 
lum, interesse et iurisclameum que nos aut successores nostri ad easdem 
aut aliquam partem earundem habemus, vel habere poterimus quocunque 
modo in fiiturum. Ac etiam, si contigerit prefatum commendatarium, aut 
sues successores in predicto dominio de Glasgw, aliquo tempore futuro foris- 
iactos fore (quod caueat Deus), et ob id infeofamenta dictorum tenentium in 
questionem seu damnum trahere, deceiiiimus et ordinamus quod forisfiu> 
tura contra nostros immediatos tenentes dictL dominij deducenda nullo 

of; notwithstanding that the foresaid lands, lordship and barony do not lie 
contigaoos, but in different shires. And m likis maivkeb we have given and granted, 
and by the tenor of oar present charter give and grant full licence, freedom and 
privilege to the foresaid commendator and his successors in the said lordship and 
baronies above written, to set in feufarm the sidd lands and baronies, or any part 
thereof, to the ancient and native tenants thereof, to be held of him and his successors 
in the said lordship. Which infeftments we declare are and shall be as sufficient and 
of as great strength to the receivers thereof, as if the same had been immediately given 
or granted to them by us. And to this effect we, for us and our successors, renounce 
all action, title, interest and claim of right which we or our successors have to the 
same or any part thereof, or may have in any way in time to come. And also, if 
the foresaid commendator or his successors in the foresaid lordship of Glasgow, 
shall happen to be forfeited at any time to come (which God forbid), and on that 
account the infeftments of the said tenants be brought into question or damage, we 
decern and ordain that the forfeiture, which shall be led against our immediate tenants 
of the^said lordship, shall in no wise be of hurt or prejudice to the infeftments of 
the said tenants to be received by them respectively ; but such infeftments of the 



1587.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 228 

modo ledat seu preiudicet dictorum tenentium infeofamentis, per ipsos 
respectiue. de eisdem recipiendis ; sed huiusmodi infeofamenta dictorum 
tenentium respectiue in suis robore et effectu omni tempore foturo remane- 
bunt) ac si nostri immediati tenentes dicti dominij de Glasgw nunquam 
foris&cti fuissent ; penes quam tenore presentis carte nostre imperpetuum 
dispensamus. Tenendas et habendas omnes et singulas terras et bare- 
nias de Glasgw, burgum et ciuitatem eiusdem, terras de Ancrum, Leileis- 
lei^ Eskirk, ac omnes alias villas et terras particulariter supraspecificatas, 
cum castris, turribus, fortalicijs, maneriebus, pomarijs, hortis, pratis, silids, 
molendinis, piscationibus, feudifirmis, canis, custumis, tenentibus, tenan- 
drijs, liberetenentium seruitijs earundem, aduocationibus, donationibus, 
et iure patronatus ecclesiarum, capellaniarum et beneficiorum predic- 
torum ; cum plena libertate et priuilegio regalitatis, capelle et cancellarie 
infra omnes bond€t8 dictarum baroniarum, burgi, villarum et aliarum su- 
perius mentionatanmi ; vnacum dictis officijs balliatus et iusticiare dicte 
regalitatis infra omnes bondas eiusdem predictas ; et omnibus suis per- 
tinentiis particulariter suprascriptis (exceptis prius exceptis), vnitas, 
annexatas, erectas et incorporatas in vnum liberum dominium et regali* 
tatem, vt dictum est, prefato Waltero commendatario de Blantyre, suis 
heredibus et assignatis, de nobis et successoribus nostris in feudifirma et 

said tenants shall remain respectively in all time to come in their force and effect, 
as if our immediate tenants of the said lordship of Glasgow had never been for- 
feited ; whereanent, by the tenor of our present charter, we dispense for evermore. 
To HAVB AND TO HOLD all and sundry the lands and baronies of Glasgow, bur^ and 
dty thereof, the lands of Ancrom, Leileisleif, Eskirk, and all other towns and lands 
particularly above specified, with castles, towers, fortalices, manor places, orchards, 
gardens, meadows, woods, mills, fishings, feumiuls, kanes, customs, tenants, ten- 
andries, services of free tenants thereof, advocations, donations, and right of 
patronage of churches, chaplainries and benefices foresaid ; with full freedom and 
privilege of regaUty, chapel and chancery within all the bounds of the said 
baronies, burgh, towns, and others above mentioned ; together with the said offices 
of bailliary and justiciary of the said regality, within all the foresaid bounds thereof ; 
and all their pertinents particularly above written (except as before excepted), 
united, annexed, erected and incorporated into one free lordship and regality as 
said is, to the foresaid Walter, commendator of Blantyre, his heirs and assignees, 
of us and our successors in feufarm and heritage for ever ; by all their right meiths, 
and old marches, as they lie in length and breadth, in houses, buildings, woods, 



224 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS. [1687. 

hereditate imperpetuum ; per omnes rectcus metas suae antiquas et diuisas, 
prout iacent in longitudine et latitudine, in domibus, edific\JB, bosciB, 
planis, moris, marresiJB, vijs, semitis, aquis, stagnis, riuolis, pratia, pascnis et 
pastuiis, molendinis, multuris et eorum sequelis, aucupationibus, venationi- 
buSfpiscationibus, petarijs, turbarijs, carbonibus, carbonarijsycuniculis, cuni- 
culariJB, Columbia, columbarijs, fabrilibus, brasinis, bruerije et genestiB, siluia, 
nemoribus, et virgultis, lignis, tignis, lapicidijs, lapide et calce; cum curijs et 
earum exitibus, querelis, herezeldis, bluduitis, et mulierum merchetia ; cum 
priuilegio et libertate libere forreste, vert et vennesoun, sok, aak, thole, 
theme, infangtheil^ outfangtheif, pit et galloua: cum curija balliatua et iuati- 
ciarie, camerarie et iuaticiarie itineribua dicte regalitatia; cum communi paa* 
tura, libero introitu et exitu; ac cum omnibua alija et aingulia libertatibua, 
commoditatibua, proficuia et aaiameutia, ac iuatia auia pertinentia quibua- 
cunque, tam non uominatia quam nominatia, tam aubtua terra quam 
aupra terram, procul et prope, ad predictaa terraa et dominium do 
Glaagw apectantibua aeu juate apectare valentibua quomodolibet in 
futurum: libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et in pace, 
aine aliqua reuoucacione, contradictione, impedimento aut obataculo quo- 
cunque. Reddendo inde annuatim dictua Walterua commendatariua do 
Blsuitjre, heredea aui et aaaignati, nobia et aucceaaoribua noatria ac noa- 

plaina, moors, marshes, ways, paths, waters, dams, streams, meadows, grazings 
and pastures, mills, multures and their sequels, fowlingps, huntings, fishings, peat- 
mosses, turf-bogs, coals, ooalheughs, coneys, coneywarrens, doves, dovecots, 
smithies, malt-houses, heaths and broom, woods, groves and thickets, fuel, limber^ 
quarries, stone and lime ; with courts and their issues, plaints, hereydds, bludwitea, 
and merchets of women ; with privilege and freedom of free forest, vert and ven- 
ison, sok, sak, thole, theme, infang^ef, outfangthief, pit and gallows ; with courts 
of bailliary and justiciary, chamberlain and justice ayres of the said regality ; with 
common pasture, free ish and entry ; and with all and sundry other freedoms, com- 
modities, profits and easements, and their right pertinents whatsoever, as well 
not named as named, as well under the ground as above the ground, far and near, 
belonging or that may rightly belong in any way in time to come to the foresaid 
lands and lordship of Glasgow : freely, quietly, fully, wholly, honourably, well and 
in peace, without any revocation, gsdnsaying, let or hindrance whatsoever. Fating 
therefore yearly the said Walter, oommendator of Blantyre, his heirs and aaaigneea, 
to us and our successors, and our , present, and for the time being, the 

sum of five hundred pounds, by reason of the deduction of the third, usual money 



1590.] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 225 

tns presentibtis et pro tempore 

existentibus, erammam quincentarum librarum, ratione deductionis tercie 
vBualis monete regni Scotie, ad duos anni tenninoB, festa videlicet Pen- 
thecosteB et Sancti Martini in hyeme, per equalee portiones nomine feudi- 
ferme : ac etiam heredes et asaignati dicti commendatarij duplicando 
predictam snmmam primo anno eorum introituR ad dictas terras et do- 
minium de Glasgw, prout vsus est feudiferme tantum, In OUIUS kei testi- 
monium huic predicte carte nostre magnum sigillimi nostrum apponi 
precepimus. Testibus . . • Apud Halyrudhous tertio die mensis 
Nouembris, anno Domino millesimo quingentesimo octuagesimo septimo, 
et regni nostri vicesimo primo. 

of Scotland, at two terms m the year, to wit, the feasts of Whitsunday and Mar- 
tinmas in winter, by equal portions, in name of feofarm ; and also the heirs and 
asfidgnees of the siud commeudator doubling the foresaid sum the first year of their 
entry to the said lands and lordship of Glasgow, as is the usage of feufarm only. 
Ik witness whereof we have commanded our great seal to be affixed to this our 
present charter. Witnesses ... At Halyruidhons the tlurd day of the month 
of November, the year of God one thousand five hundred and eighty-seventh, and 
of our reign the twenty-first year. 



LXXIX. 

Ihbentubb between the towns of Glasgow and Dumbarton^ as to 
merchandice arriving in the waters of Clyde. Benfrew^ 9 October 
1690. 

IHIS Indenteb made att the burgh of Renfrew, the nynth day of the 
moneth of October, the yeir of God ane Uiousand fyve hundreth and 
nyntie yeares, beares witnes that it is appoyntit and agreid betwixt the 
provest, baillies, and communitie, of the burgh and citie of Glasgow, on the 
tae pairt, and the baillies and communitie of the burgh of Dumbartane on 
the toder parte, belanging and concerning the vsing, keeping, and observ- 
ing of the privileges and friedomes grantit in tyme bygaine to the saids 
1 F F 



226 CHABTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1690. 

cities and bnrghes of Glasgow and Dumbartane, be our soveraigne Lord 
and his proginitouris anent all merchandice of schips that comes in at the 
west sea in the water of Clyd and other waters or lowes, for the commoune 
profeit, ynitie, and concord, of the saids borrowis in tjme coming, in forme, 
maner, and effect, as after foUowes ; That is to say, when ships or onj 
wther kynd of weschelles with merchandice of ythair reumes happines 
to cvm in the said west sea, water of Clyd, or ony vder waters or 
lowes, the bailiffes of Dumbartane, with advyce of the counsell and oom- 
munitie of the same, saU with all dilligence wame and certifie the provest, 
baillies, and communitie of the citie of Glasgow, of the' said merchandice 
quhatsomever beis in the said ships or vthair veschelles of the expenssis 
of the communitie of Glasgow, and after the said warning and requisitioune, 
the provest, baillies, and communitie of Glasgow, sail mak certane mer- 
chands with thair advyces, with their instructiounes to pass to the burgh 
of Dumbartane, in possible haist, to commune and advise of the said mer- 
chandice and the availls of the samyne, and thairafter incontinent the 
said baillies and communitie of Dumbartane sail cheise certane merchands 
for them to pas with the merchands of Glasgow alltogeder, for the buying 
of the said merchandice to the commoune weill£u:e and availl of the said 
citie and burgh of Glasgow and Dumbartane, and sail concur togedder in 
the said merchandice equallie in all profeits, but fraud or gyll, colour, or 
deceit, in all poyntis of merchandice, and in payment making of the samyne. 
Off the quhilk merchandice and buying and payment making of the 
samyne, sail be ane equall divisoune made betwixt the said citie and 
burghs of Glasgow and Dumbartane, the quhilk provest, baillies, and com- 
munities, shall mak their labouris, dilligence, and coajstis be equall divi- 
sioune, for the observing and keeping of their said priviledges with all 
their powers ; and attour, for suir vnitie and concord to be keepit in tyme 
coming betwixt the said citie and burgh of Glasgow and Dumbartane, 
the provest, baillies, and communities of the samyne, sail helpe, supplie, and 
defend vthairis anent all right and friedomes of the said citie and burghs in 
tyme coming, and als, if mister beis, the said provest, baillies, and com- 
munities of baith the burro wes, sail cans persones of the samyne, of equall 
expenssis, pas for the said defence of there priviledge and friedomes befor 
our Soveraigne Lord, the King and his Lords of Counsell, or vder places 
within the reume where it is sein expedient be them, and if it happines in 



1691.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 227 

tyme coming, ony discord or contraversie to be made betwixt the said 
provest, baillies, or communities, or ony of them, anent the buying and 
paying of the said merchandice, or breking of their said priviledge and 
firiedomes, there saU, within aught dayes nixt thairafter, sex discreit 
peisones of ilk burgh, meit within the burgh of Renfrew for reformatioune 
of the said faultis and punishing of the brekers and discord makers. And 
for observing and keeping, in tyme coming, in all thir poyntis and 
artiokleis above wryttin, the said provest, baillieis, and communities ar 
bundin till vthairis, vnder the paine of ane hundreth pundis of vswall 
mony e of Scotland rinand for the tyme, to be payit for the communitie that 
breakis, fourtie punds to our Soveraigne Lord, twentie punds till the kirk- 
work of the Laigh Kirk of Glasgow, and fourtie punds till the communitie 
that brekis not, for their coast, skaith, and damage, and the said sowme of 
a hundreth punds to be payit forouten favouris or forforgivenes. In 
the witnes of the qululk things, the baillies of the burgh of Dumbartane 
and communitie, hes appendit there commoune seall to the pairt of the 
indenters remainand with the burgh and citie of Glasgow, day, place, 
and year above wryttin^ and to the pairt of the Indenture to remaine with 
the baillies and communitie of Dumbeo-tane, the said provest, baillies, 
and communitie of Glasgow, hes appendit their commoune seaUs. 



LXXX. 

CfHABTEB by King James YT. under his Great Seal, confirming to 
Walter, commendator of Blantyre, the Charter ISTo. Lxxvni., and 
of new disponing to him the subjects thereby conveyed to be 
called the Lordship of Glasgow. Dumbarton, 26 August 1691. 

V ACOBUS Dei gratia Rex Scotorum, Omnibus probis hominibus totius 
terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. SoiATis NOS, nunc post nostram per- 



J AMES, by the grace of God, King of Scots, to all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Enow tb that we, now after our perfect and lawful 



228 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1691. 

fectam et legitimam etatem viginti quinque annorum completam, ratifi- 
casse, approbasse, ac pro nobis et nostris successoribufl pro perpetuo 
confirmasse Cartam et dispositionem feudifirme in eadem contentam, per 
nos post nostram perfectam etatem viginti vnius annorum completam^ 
nostro sub magno sigillo, £Bkctam, datam et concessam, cimi sasina inde 
sequenti, nostro fideli et predilecto consiliario Waltero commendatario de 
Blantjre domino secreti sigilli, suisque heredibus et assignatis, de omni- 
bus et singulis terris, dominiis, burgis, baroniis, regalitatibus, villis, officiis, 
et aliis respectiue subscriptis, viz., Terras et baroniam et Glasgow, ciuita- 
tem et burgum regalitatis de Glasgow, cum onmibus terris, bondis, 
tenementis, domibus, hortis, pomeriis, caudis, vstrinis, horreis, ac aliis 
edificiis infira bondas dicti burgi, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentium 
seruitiiB eiusdem, que archiepiscopis,* parte earundem, feudifirmis, 
firmis burgalibus ac aliis deuoriis eiusdem quibuscunque ; cum om- 
nibus iure, titulo, jurisclameo, custumis, deuoriis, ac onmibus aliis 
priuilegiis quibuscunque, que archiepiscopis de Glasgow aliquibus tem- 
poribus preteritis pertinuerunt : ac omnibus et singulis reliquis terris 
dicte baronie de Glasgow ; et signanter de villis et terris de Mekil Govan, 
West Scheill, Govane Scheillis, Haggis, Litill Govane, Brigend, Gorballis, 

age of twenty-five years complete, have ratified, approved, and for us and our suc- 
cessors for ever confirmed, a charter and disposition of feufann therein contained, 
made, given, and granted by us under our great seal, after our perfect age of 
twenty-one years complete, with seisin following thereupon, to our faithful and 
well-beloved counsellor Walter, Commendator of Blantyre, lord of our privy seal, and 
his heirs and assignees, of all and sundry the lands, lordships, burghs, baronies, re- 
galities, towns, offices, and others respectively underwritten, to wit : The lands and 
barony of Glasgow, city and burgh of regality of Glasgow, with all lands, bounds, tene- 
ments, houses, gardens, orchards, butts of land, malt kilns, bams, and other buildings 
within the bounds of the said burgh, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants there- 
of, with every part thereof, few-farms, burgh maills, and other duties thereof what- 
soever ; with all right, title, claim of right, customs, duties, and all other privileges 
whatsoever, which in any time bygone belonged to the Archbishops of Glasgow ; 
and all and sundry the other lands of the said barony of Glasgow, and in particular 
of the towns and lands of Mekill Govan, West Scheill, Govane Scheillis, Haggis, 

* The words < que arohiepiscopis * appear to have been subetitated by mistake for 
^ ac unaquaque.* 



1591.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 229 

Borrowfeild, Nicolas Linnag Hauch, Gersumland, Litill Cowcaldenis, 
Bromehill, Rammishome, Dalmamok, Mekill Cowcaldenis, Stobcors, Over 
Newtotm, Nether Newtoun, the West Syde of Partik, the Eist Syde of 
Partik, Hyndland, Kirklie, molendino de Partik, terris molendinariis 
eiusdem, Balschagrie, Gartnavill, Balgray, Wodsyde, Garroch, Garbraid, 
Rouchhill, Keppo, Possillis, Over et Nether Covtstoun, Lambhill, Ken- 
mure, Partikzaird, Brewland of Partik, molendino fiillonum de Partik, 
molendino nuncnpato Archi Lyonis Mylne, terris de Eendiehill, terris de 
Haghill, Garrendenis, Provesthauch, Cadder, prato de Partik, nouis et 
antiqnis parcis de Partik, molendino vocato Quhytemylne, Auchinarne, 
Roberstomi, Linloch, Gardarroch, Crystoun, Dauidstoune, Gartinquene, 
Gartinquene Mure, Johnestoun, Gartforie, Mukracois, Edingeich, Badlay, 
Molens, Garcosch, Balgaddeis, Comflattis, Halhill, Balrachany, Windie 
Hege, Bruntbrome, Blakzeardis, Daldowie, Over Kenmure, Over Carmyle, 
Nethir Carmyle, Dalbeith ; omnibus et singulis terris de Scheddilstoun, 
Lochwode ; ac omnibus et singulis terris de Provand ; cum castris, turri- 
bus, fortaliciis, maneriebus, pomeriis, hortis, partibus, pendiculis, parcis, 
annexis, connexis, molendinis, siluis, piscationibus, lie outsettis, tenenti- 
bus, tenandriis, liberetenentium seruitiis earundem, ac omnibus suis 
pertinentiis ; iacentibus infra vicecomitatum nostrum de Lanerk : Terris 

Litill Govane, Brigend, Gorballis, Borrowfeild, Nicolas Linnag Hauch, Gersumland, 
Litill Cowcaldenis, BromehiU, Rammishome, Dalmamok, Mekill Cowcaldenis, Stob- 
cors, Over Newtoun, Nether Newtoun, the West Syde of Partik, the Eist Syde of 
Partik, Hyndland, Kirklie, Mill of Partik, mill lands of the same, Balschagrie, Gart- 
navill, Balgray, Wodsyde, Garroch, Garbraid, Rouchhill, Keppo, Possillis, Over and 
Nether Contstoun, Lambhill, Kenmnre, Partik-zidrd, Brewland of Partik, Waulk Mill 
of Partik, mill called Archie Lyonis Mill, Lands of Kendiehill, lands of HaghiU, Carren- 
denis, Prouesthauch, Gadder, Meadow of Partik, new and old parks of Partik, mill 
called Quhyte mllne, Auchiname, Robertstoun, Linloch, Gardarroch, Crystoun, Dauid- 
stoune, Gartinquene, Gartinquene Mure, Johnestoune, Gartforie, Mukracois, Edingeich, 
Badlay, Molens, Garcosch, Balgaddeis, Comflattis, Halhill, Balrachany, Windie Heg«, 
Bmntbrome, Blakzeardis, Daldowie, Over Kenmure, Over Carmyle, Nether Carmyle, 
Dalbeith, all and sundry the lands of Scheddilstoun, Lochwode, and all and sundry the 
lands of Provand ; with castles, towers, fortalices, manor-places, orchards, gardens, 
parts, pendicles, parks, annexes, connexes, mills, woods, fishings, outsets, tenants, 
tenandries, services of free tenants thereof, and all their pertinents, lying within our 
sheriffdom of Lanark ; the lands and barony of Ancrum, mains and mill of Ancrum, 



280 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1591. 

et baronis de Ancrmn, terris dominicalibus et molendino de Ancrum^ cum 
castris, tnrribus, fortaliciis, maneriebus, pomeriis, hortis, parciB, annexis, 
oonnexis, molendinis, siluis, piscationibas, lie outsettis, partibus, pendicu- 
lis, tenentibus, tenandriis, libere tenentiuin Beruitiis earundem, ac omnibus 
suifl pertinentiis ; terns et baronia de Eskirk, cum castris, turribus, forta- 
liciis, maneriebus, hortis, pomeriis, parcis, amlexis, oonnexis, lie outsettis, 
partibus, pendiculis, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentium seruitiis 
earundem, molendinis, siluis, piscationibus, 8tc omnibus suis pertinentiis ; 
terras et baronia de Leillisleif, cum castris, turribus, fortaliciis, manerie- 
bus, hortis, pomeriis, annexis, connexis, lie outsettis, partibus, pendiculis, 
siluis, piscationibus, molendinis, tenentibus, tenandriis, libere tenentium 
seruitiis earundem, ac omnibus suis pertinentiis ; jacentibus infra vice- 
comitatum nostrum de Roxburgh ; Terns de Bischoppis Forrest } terns de 
Nudrie Forrester; terris vocatis the Halff Penny land in Carrik; terris 
ecclesiasticis de Cambusnethane ; ac omnibus et quibuscimque aliis terris 
ex antique dicto archiepiscopatui de Glasgow pertinentibus, vbicunque 
eedem iacent, infra regnum nostrum (exceptis terris et baroniis de Stobo 
et Edilstoun cum balliatibus earundem, ac toto que desuper sequi potent, 
nostro fideli ac predilecto consiliario Joajmi Domino Thirlestane nostro 
cancellario dispositis : necnon terris et baronia de Carstaris, cum balliatu 

with casdes, towers, fortalioes, manor-places, orchardB, gardens^ parks, annexes, 
connexes, mills, woods, fishings, outsets, parts, pendicles, tenants, tenandries, services 
of free tenants thereof, and all their pertinents; the lands and barony of Eskirk, 
with castles, towers, fortalices, manor-places, gardens, orchards, parks, annexes, con- 
nexes, outsets, parts, pendicles, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants thereof, 
nulls, woods, fishings, and all their pertinents ; the lands and barony of Leillisleif, 
with castles, towers, fortalices, manor-places, gardens, orchards, annexes, connexes, 
outsets, parts, pendicles, woods, fishings, mills, tenants, tenandries, services of free 
tenants tiiereof, and all their pertinents ; lying within our sheriffdom of Roxburgh : 
The lands of Bischoppisforest ; the lands of Nudrie Forrester ; the lands called the 
half penny land in Carrik ; the kirk lands of Cambusnethane ; and all and whatsoever 
other lands belonged of old time to the said archlHshopric of Glasgow, wherever the 
same lie within our kingdom of Scotland (except the lands and baronies of Stobo 
and Edilstoun with the bailliaries of the same, and all that may follow thereupon 
disponed to our faithful and well beloved counsellor John, Lord Thirlstane, our 
chancellor ; and the lands and barony of Carstaris, with the bailliary thereof, and 
all that may follow thereupon, disponed by us before to the deceased Sir William 



1591.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 281 

eiusdem, et omne que desuper sequi potent, quondam domino Willelmo 
Stewart filio domini Andree Stewart de Ychiltrie per nos prius diBpositis) ; 
acetiam cum aduocationibus, donationibus, et jure patronatus omnium et 
quorumcunque beueficiorum maiorum et minorum, ex antiquo ad disposi- 
tionem archiepiscoporum de Glasgow pro tempore existentium ; vnacum 
officiis balliatus et justiciarie totiuB regalitatis dicti archiepiscopatus, tam 
proprietatis quam tenandrie eiusdem (exceptis balliatibus dictarum terra- 
rum baroniarum supra specificatarum) : Tenendis de nobis et successoribus 
nostris in feudifirma seu emphiteosi et hereditate imperpetuum, prout in 
dicta carta desuper confecta latius continetur. Ao VOLUMUS et concedi- 
mus, ac pro nobis et nostris successoribus pro perpetuo decemimus et 
ordinamus, quod hec presens generalis ratificatio et confirmatio tanti erit 
effectualitatis, validitatis et sufficientie in omnibus respectibus, ac si dicta 
carta cum sasine instrumento desuper sequenti ad longum, de Terbo in 
yerbum hie insereretur. Insuper nos, pro bono, fideli et gratuito seruitio 
nobis per prefisttimi Walterum commendatarium de Blantyre prestito et 
impenso, ac pro diuersis aliis magnis respectibus et bonis consideration!* 
bus nos mouentibus, ex nostra certa scientia et proprio motu, cum 
auisamento, expressis consensu et assensu fidelium et predilectorum no&- 
trorum consiliariorum et ordinariorum officiariorum subtus specificatorum, 

Stewart, son of Sir Andrew Stewart of Ychiltrie) ; and also with the presenta1ionB» 
gifts, and right of patronage of all and whatsoever benefices, greater and less, that 
were of old at the disposal of the archbishops of Glasgow for the time ; together 
with the offices of baUliary and justiciary of the whole regality of the said arch* 
bishopric, as well property as tenandry thereof (except the bailliaries of the said 
lands and baronies aboye specified ; to be held of us and our successors in feufarm or 
emphiteosis and heritage for ever, as is more fully contamed in the said charter made 
thereupon. And wb wnx and grant, and for us and our successors for eyer decern 
and ordain, that this general ratification and confirmation shall be of as great effect, 
strength, and sufficiency, in all respects, as if the said charter, with the instrument of 
sasine following thereon had been at length and word by word herein inserted. Fub- 
THEB we, for the good, faithful, and thankful service done and rendered to us by the 
foresaid Walter, commendator of Blantyre, and for sundry other great respects and 
good considerations moving us, of our certain knowledge and proper motion, with 
advice, express consent and assent of our faithful and well-beloved councillors and 
ordinary officers under specified, to wit, the foresaid John, Lord Thirlestane, our chan- 
cellor, Sir Thomas Lyoun of Auldbar, Knight, our treasurer; Lewis BaUenden, of Auch- 



232 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1691. 

viz., prefati Joannis domini Thirleatane nostri cancellarii ; domini Thome 
Lyoun de Auldbar militis thesaurarii nostri, Ludovici Ballenden do 
Auchnoull militis nostre iusticiarie clerici, et magistri Boberti Douglas 
prepositi de Lincluden nostri collectoris generalis, De Novo deddius, con- 
cessimuB et disposoiimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre damns, concedi- 
mns et disponimus prefato nostro fideli et familiari consiliario Waltero 
commendatario de Blantyre, snisque heredibus et assignatis antedictis, in 
fendifirma hereditarie omnes et singulas prenomiuatas terras, dominia, 
burgos, baronias, regalitates, villas, officia et alia respectine supra ex- 
primata, viz., dictas terras et baroniam de Glasgow, ciuitatem, burgum et 
regalitatem de Glasgow, cum omnibus terris, bondis, tenementis, domibus, 
hortis, pomeriis, caudis, vstrinis, horreis, et aliis edificiis infra bond€t8 dicti 
burgi, tenentibus, tenandnis, liberetenentium seruitiis earundem, ac 
vnaquaque ipsarum parte, feudifirmis, firmis burgalibus ac aliis deuoriis 
eiusdem quibuscunque ; cum omnibus jure, titulo, jurisclameo, custumis, 
deuoriis, ac omnibus aliis priuilegiis quibuscunque, que dictis archiepis- 
copis de Glasgow aliquibus temporibus retroactis pertinuerunt ; ac omnes 
et singulas reliquas terras dicte baronie de Glasgow ; et signanter, villas 
et terras de Mekle Govane, Westscheill, Govane Scheillis, Haggis, Litill 
Govane, Brigend, Gorbillis, Borrowfeild, Nicolas Linnage Hauch, Ger- 

Doull, knight, our justice-clerk ; and master Robert Dowglas, provost of Lindaden, 
our collector general, of new, havb givbn, granted, and disponed, and by the tenor 
of our present charter give, grant, and dispone to our foresaid faithful and familiar 
ooancillor Walter, commendator of Blant^Te, and his forescdd heirs and assignees, 
in fenfarm heritably, all and sundry the forenamed lands, lordships, burghs, baronies, 
regalities, towns, offices, and others respectively above expressed, to wit, the said 
lands and barony of Glasgow, dty, burgh and regality of Glasgow, with all lands, 
bounds, tenements, houses, gardens, orchards, butts, malt kilns, bams, and other 
buildings within the bounds of the said burgh, tenants, tenandries, services of free 
tenants thereof, and every part thereof, feufarms, burgh maiUs, and other duties 
thereof whatsoever; with all right, title, daim of right, customs, duties, and aU 
other privileges whatsoever, which in any times bygone belonged to the said arch- 
bishops of Glasgow ; and all and sundry other lands of the said barony of Glasgow ; 
and, particularly, the towns and lands of Mekle Govane, Westscheill, Govane 
Scheillis, Haggis, Lilill Govane, Brigend, Gorbillis, Borrowfeild, Nicolas Linnage 
Hauch, Gersumland, Littill Gowcaldenis, BrumehUl, Rammishome, Dalmamok, 
Mekil Gowcaldenis, Stobcors, Over Newtoun, Nether Newtoun, the West Syde of 



I 



1591.] RELATING TO THE dTT OF GLASGOW. 288 

Bumland, Littill Cowcaldenis, Brumehill, Rammishome, Dalmamok, Mekil 
Cowcaldenis, Stobcors, Over Newtoun, Nether Newtoun, the West Syde 
of Partik, the Eist Syde of Partik, Hyndland, Kirklie, molendinum de 
Partik, terras molendinarias eiusdem, Bakchagrie, Gartnavill, Balgray, 
Wodsyde, Garroch, Garbreid, Ruchhill, Keppo, Possilis, Over et Netldr 
Cowtstoun, Lambhill, Eenmure, Partik zaird, Brewlsuid of Partik, molen- 
diiium follonum de Partik, molendinuin nuncnpatum Archie Lyonis Mylne, 
terras de Kendiehill, terras de Haghill, Carrendenis, Provesthauch, viginti 
libratas de Cadder, cum pendiculis et pertinentiis eanmdem, pratum de 
Partik, et terras de Quhyteinsche, nouas et antiquas parcas de Partik, 
molendintim vocatum Qahytemylne, Auchiname, Robrestoun, Lmnloch, 
Gardaroch, Crystoim, Dauidstoun, Gartinquene, Gartinquene Mure, 
Johnestouu, Garteforie, Mukracois, Edingeith, Baldlay, Molens, Garcosche, 
Balgaddeis, Comflattis, Halhill, Balracheny, Windehege, Bruntbrome, 
Blakzairdis, Daldowie, Over B[enmuire, Over Karmyle, Nether Karmyle, 
Dalbeyth; omnes et singulas terras de Scheddilstoim Lochwode; ac 
omnes et singulas terras de Provand; cum castris, turribus, fortaliciis, 
maneriebus, pomeriis, hortis, partibus, pendiculis, parcis, annexis, con« 
nexis, molendinis, siluis, piscationibus, lie outsettis, partibus, pendiculis, 
tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentium seruitiis earundem, ac omnibus suis 
pertinentiis, vt premissum est, jacentes: Terras et baroniam de Ancrum; 

Partik, the Eist Syde of Partik, Hyndland, Kirklie, mill of Partik, mill lands of the 
same, Balscbagrie, Gartnavill, Balgray, Woodsyde, Garroch, Garbreid, Ruchhill, 
Keppo, Possilis, Over and Nether Cowtstoun, Lambhill, Kenmure, Partik Zaird, 
Brewland of Partik, Waulk Mill of Partik, mill called Archie Lyonis Mylne, lands 
of KendiehiU, lands of Haghill, Carrendenis, Provesthanch, twenty pound land 
of Gadder, with pendicles and pertinents thereof, meadow of Partik, and lands of 
Quhytinsche, new and old parks of Pardk, the mill called Qahytemylne, Auchin- 
ame, Robrestonn, Lumloch, Gardaroch, Grystonn, Dauidstoun, Gartinquene, Gartin- 
quene Mure, Johnestouu, Garteforie, Mukracois, Edingeith, Baldlay, Molens, 
Garcosche, Balgaddeis, Gomflattis, Halhill, Bahracheny, Windehege, Brantbrome, 
Blackzairdis, Daldowie, Over Kenmuire, Over Karmyld, Nether Karmyld, Dalbeith ; 
all and snncbry the lands of Scheddilstoun, Lochwode ; and all and sundry the lands 
of Provand ; with castles, towers, f ortalices, manor-places, orchards, gardeius, parts, 
pendicles, parks, annexes, connexes, mills, woods, fishings, outsets, parts, pendicles, 
tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants thereof, and all their pertinents, lying as 
aforesaid : The lands and barcny of Ancrom, the mains and mill of Ancram ; with 
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284 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1691. 

terras dominicales et molendinum de Ancmm ; cum castiis, turribus, forta- 
liciis, maneriebus, pomeriis, hortis, parcis, annexis, connexis, molendiniB, 
Biluis, piscationibiis, lie outsettie, partibus, pendiculis, tenentibus, tenand- 
riis, libereteuentium Beruitiis earundem, ac omnibuB biub pertinentiis ; 
terras et baroniam de Eskirk, cum castris, tnrribus, fortaliciis, maneriebus, 
hortis, pomeriis, parcis, annexis, connexis, lie outsettis, partibus, pendicu- 
lis, tenentibus, tenandriis, libere tenentium seruitiis earundem, molendinis, 
fiiluis, piscationibus, ac omnibus suis pertinentis ; terras et baroniam de 
Leillisleif, cum castris, turribus, fortaliciis, maneriebus, hortis, pomeriis, 
annexis, connexis, lie outsettis, partibus, pendiculis, siluis, piscationibus, 
molendinis, tenentibus, tenandriis, libereteuentium seruitiis earundem, ac 
omnibus suis pertinentiis, vt predicitur jacentes ; Terras de Bischoppis- 
forrest; terras de Nudre Forrester; terras vocatas the Half Penny Land 
in Carrik; terras ecclesiasticas de Cambusnethane ; ac omnes et quas- 
cunque alias terras ex antique dicto archiepiscopatui de Glasgow per- 
tinentes, vbicunque eedem iacent infra Regnum nostrum ; (exceptis terris 
et baroniis supraspedficatis ;) Acetiam cum aduocationibus, donationi- 
bus et jure patronatus omnium et quorumcunque beneficionun maiorum 
et minorum, ex antique ad dispositionem arcbiepiscoporum de Glasgow 
pro tempore existentium; vnacum officios balliatus et justiciarie totius 

castles, towers, fortalices, manor-places, orchards, gardens, parks, annexes, connexes, 
mills, woods, fishings, outsets, parts, pendicles, tenants, tenandries, services of free 
tenants thereof, and all their pertinents; the lands and barony of Eskiik, with 
pasties towers, fortalices, manor-places, gardens, orchards, parks, annexes, connexes, 
outsets, parts, pendicles, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants thereof, mills, 
woods, fishings, and all their pertinents ; the lands and barony of Leillisleif, "with 
castles, towers, fortalices, manor-places, gardens, orchards, annexes, connexes, out- 
sets, parts, pendicles, woods, fishings, mills, tenants, tenandries, services of free 
tenants thereof, and all their pertinents, lying as aforesaid; the lands of Bis- 
choppiB Forrest; the lands of Nndre Forrester; the lands called the halfpenny 
land in Carrik; the kirklands of Cambusnethane; and all and whatsoever 
other lands. that of old belonged to the said archbishopric of Olasgow, wher- 
ever the same lie within our kingdom (excepting the lands and baronies above 
spedfied); and also with the presentations, gifts, and right of patronage of 
all and whatsoever benefices, greater and less, that were of old at the disposal 
of the archbishops of Glasgow for the time ; together with the offices of bailliary and 
justidary of the whole regality of t\m mi archbishopric, aa well property as 



1691.] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 236 

regalitatis dicti archiepiscopatus, tarn proprietatiB quam tenandrie eiusdem, 
(exceptis balliatibus dictamm terrarum [et] baroniarum supraspecificatar^ 
um); ac cmn omnibus iure, titulo, interesse, iurisclameo, tarn petitorio 
quam posBessorio, quern sen quas nos, nostri prediceasores aut successores, 
ad easdem seu ad aliquam earundem partem, vel ad census, firmas, 
proficua aut deuorias earundem de quibuscunque annis seu terminis 
preteritis yel fiituris, habuimus, habemus, seu quouismodo habere 
vel clamare poterimus aut poterint, quorumcunque actorum parlia- 
ment!, aliorum actorum, reuocationum, leg^um seu constitutionum Begni 
nostri, aut ob quamcunque aliam causam, actionem seu occasionem 
preteritam, diem date presentium precedentem. Benunciando et exoner- 
ando eisdem, cum omnibus actione et instantia earundem, pro nobis et 
successoribus nostris pre£Bkto nostro fideli ac &miliari consiliario Waltero 
commendatario de Blantyre, suisque heredibus et assignatis, pro nunc et 
imperpetuum ; cum pacto de non petendo, ac cum supplemento omnium 
defectuum, tam non nominatorum quam nominatorum, quos tanquam pro 
expressatis in hac presenti carta nostra haberi volmnus. Et preterea nos, 
pro certis rationabilibus causis nos mouentibus, de nouo ereximus, creaui- 
mus, vniuimus, annexauimus, incorporauimus, tenoreque presentis carte 
nostre vnimus, erigimus, creamus, annexamus et incorporamus, omnes et 
singulas predictas terras, dominium, baronias, burgum in baronia, et 

tenandry thereof (except Ihe bailllaries of the said lands and baronies aboye 
specified) ; and T^ith all right, title, mterest, daim of right, as well petitory as pos- 
sessory, which we, our predecessors or successors, had, have, or in any way may 
have or claim to the same, or to any part of the same, or to the cess, maills, profits, 
or duties thereof, for whatsoever years or terms bygone or to come, by reason 
of any acts of parliament, other acts, reyocations, laws, or customs of our kingdom, 
or for any other cause, action, or occasion bypast, preceding the date hereof. 
Benoundng and discharging the same, with all action and instance thereof, for us 
and our successors, to our foresaid faithful and fanuliar coundllor Walter, oommen- 
dator of Blantyre, and his heirs and asngnees, for now and eyermore ; cum pacto 
de non petendo ; and with supplement of all defects, as well not named as named, 
which we willto be held as expressed in this our present charter. And further, 
we, for certain reasonable causes moving us of mew, have erected, created, united, 
annexed, incorporated, and by the tenor of our present charter unite, erect, create, 
annex and incorporate all and sundry the foresaid lands, lordship, baronies, 
buigh of barony and regality, castles, towers, fortalices, manor-places, orchards, 



286 . CHAKTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1591. 

regalitatem, castra, turres, fortalicia, maneries, pomaria, hortoB, parcas, 
fiiliias, molendina, piscatioiies, officia, tenentes, tenendrias, et liberetenen- 
tium seruitia, aduocationes, donationes et jus patronatiis canonicorom, 
prebendariorunif capellaniaram, ecclesiarum et beneficiorum quoram- 
cunque ex antiquo dictis archiepiscopis de Glasgow pertinentimn, an- 
nezas, connexas, lie outsettis, partes, pendiculas, et omnes earum perti- 
nentias, tarn particulariter quam generaliter supra mentionatas (exceptis 
prius exceptis), in vnum liberum dominium et regalitatem, omni tempore 
iuturo dominium de Glasgow nuncupandum, et castrum de Glasgow 
principale esse messuagium dicti dominii. Ac decemimus et ordinamus 
quod vnica sasina nunc per dictum commendatarium et sues predictos 
apud castrum de Glasgow predictum oapienda, stabit et sufficiens erit 
sasina pro omnibus et singulis predictis terris, dominio, baroniis, officiis, 
et aliis respectiue suprascriptis, sine aliqua alia particulari sasina apud 
aliquam aliam partem vel loctmi earundem omni tempore fiituro su- 
menda; non obstante quod predicte terre, dominia et baronie non con- 
tigue jacent sed in diuersis Ticecomitibus. Ex smiLiTER dedimus et 
concessimus, ac tenore presentis carte nostre damns et concedimiis 
plenam licentiam, libertatem et priuilegium prefietto commendatario et suis 
successoribus in dicto dominio et baroniis suprascriptis, easdem terras 

gardens, parks, woods, mills, fishings, offices, tenants, tenandries, and services of 
free tenants, presentations, gifts, and rigbt of patronage of canons, prebend- 
aries, cbaplainries, churches and benefices whatsoever, that of old belonged to the 
SMd archbishops of Glasgow, annexes, connexes, outsets, parts, pendicles, and all 
their pertinents, as well particiilariy as generally above mentioned (except as before 
excepted) into one free lordship and regality, to be called in all tame to come the 
lordship of Glasgow, and the castle of Glasgow to be the principal messuage of 
the said lordship. And we decern and ordain that a single seisin now to be taken 
by the said commendator and his foresaids at the foresaid castle of Glasgow shall 
. stand and be a sufficient seisin for all and sundry the foresaid lands, lordship, 
baronies, offices, and others respectively above written, without any other particular 
seisin to be taken at any other part or place thereof in all time to come ; notwith- 
standing that the foresaid lands, lordships, and baronies do not lie contiguous, but 
in different shires. Asd in like MANinsB we have ^veu and granted, and by the 
tenor of our present charter give and grant full licence, freedom, and privilege to 
the foresaid commendator and his successors in the said lordship and baronies 
abovewritten, to set in feu-farm the said lands or baronies, or any part thereof, to 



1691.] RELATING TO TH£ CITY OF GLASGOW. 2d7 

ant baroniaB aut aUquam partem eanmdem veteribus et natiuiB tenentibua 
einsdem in feudirma assedare, tenendae de ipso et buIb Buccessoribus in 
dicto dominio. Que infeo&menta declaramns sunt et enint receptoribuB 
eonmdem tante anfficientie et valoriB omni tempore fiituro ac si eadem 
per nofi immediate ip^iB data et concessa fuiflBent : Et ad hnnc effectum 
noB, pro nobis et BUcceBSoribuB nostriB, renmidamus actionem omnem, 
titulmn, intereBfie et juriBclamemn, que nos et BuccesBoreB noBtri ad 
eaBdem ant aliquam partem earundem habemns vel habere poterimns 
quocunque modo infdtnrum. Ac etiatn Bi contigerit prefatmn commenda- 
tarium aut BtiOB BtioceBBoreB in dicto dominio de Glasgow aliquo tempore 
futuro foriflfactos esse (quod caueat Deus), et ob id infeofamenta dictorum 
tenentium in questionem seu div^mum trahere, decemimus et ordinamus 
quod foriB&ctnra contra noBtroB immediatos tenentes dicti dominii dedu- 
cenda nuUo modo ledet seu preiudicet dictorum tenentium infeofamentiB 
per ipBOB reepectiue de eisdem recipiendis; sed eiusmodi infeofamenta 
dictorum tenentium respective in suis robore et' effectu onmi tempore 
futuro remanebunt, ac si nostri inunediate tenentes dicti dominii de 
Gku^ow nunquam forisfacti fiiifisent ; penes quam tenore presentis carte 
nostre imperpetuum dispensamus. Ex signanter dedimus, concessimus 
et commisimuB, tenoreque presentis carte nostre damns, concedimus 

the old and kindly tenants of the same, to be held of him and his suooessom in the 
said lordship. And we declare that such infeftments are and shall be of as much suf- 
ficiency and strengtii in all time to come to the reoeiyers thereof, as if the same had 
been immediatdy given and granted to them by us. And to that effect we, for us 
and our successors, renounce all action, title, interest, and daim of right, which we 
and our successors have, or may have, in any manner in tune to come, to the same 
or to any part thereof. And also if the foresaid commendator or his succes- 
sors in the said lordship of Glasgow shall happen at any time to come to be 
forfeited (which God forbid), and thereupon the infeftments of the said tenants be 
called in question or fall in danger, we decern and ordain that the forfeiture to be led 
against our immediate tenants of the said lordship shall in nowise hurt or prejudice 
the infeftments of the said tenants to be received respectively by them of the same, 
but such infeftments of the said tenants shall remain respectively in their strength 
and effect in all time to come, as if our immediate tenants of the said lordship of 
Glasgow had never been escheated ; whereanent by the tenor of our charter we 
dispense for ever. And bpsciaixt we have given, granted, and committed, and by 
the tenor of our present charts give, grant, and commit to the said commendatpr 



288 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1591. 

et oommittimus dioto commendatario suisque heredibus et assignatis 
nostram plenam, liberam, planam poteatatem generalem et manda- 
tum speciale nostro nomine balliatus et justiciarie curiae dicte re- 
galitatis, proprietatis et tenandrie eiusdem, cum buIb pertinentiis (ex- 
ceptis priiifi exceptis), tenentibus, et inbabitantibuB eanmdem et aliis 
quibuBCunque quorum intereflt statuendi et inchoandi, affirmandi, te- 
nendi, ao quoties opuB faerit continuandi; sectaB vocari faciendi, ab- 
senteB amerchiandi, transgreBSoreB puniendi; exituB, amerciamenta, 
bludewitaB, cBcaetaB dictarum curiarum acetiam omneB alias eBcaetas 
infra dictam regalitatem et bondaB eiuBdem (exceptis priuB exceptis) 
contingentes, pro quibuscunque criminibus per dictos inhabitatores sea 
quosuis alios infra bondas earundem commissis (criminibus proditoriis 
tantum exceptis), leuandi, peroipiendi, et ad eorum commoditatem et pro- 
ficuum applicandi, ac desuper ad eorum voluntatis libitum disponendi, et 
pro eisdem si opus frierit namandi et distringendi, namata appreciari 
faciendi, vendendi et abducendi secundum juris formam; Omnes et 
flingulos tenentes et inhabitatores proprietatis et tenandrie dicte regali- 
tatis, coram quocunque judice sen quibuscunque juris judicibus spiritual- 
ibus seu temporalibus attechiatos et arrestatos, ad priuilegium et libertatem 
dicte regalitatis, replegiandi, reducendi et portandi; cautionem de colleratb, 

and his heirs and assignees our fall, free, plain general power and special mandate, 
in oar name, to appoint and begin, affinn, hold, and as often as need be continae, 
courts of bailliary and justiciary of the said regality, property and tenandiy 
thereof, with their pertinents (except as before excepted), for the tenants and inhabit- 
ants thereof, and others whomsoever whom it concerns — suits to cause be called, 
absents to amerce, transgressors to punish — tissues, amerciaments, bludewites, 
escheats of the said courts, and also all other escheats falling within the said regality 
and bounds thereof (except as before excepted), for whatever crimes ccnnmitted by 
the said inhabitants or any others within the bounds thereof (crimes of treason alone 
excepted), to uplift, receive, and apply to their use and profit, and to dispone there- 
upon at their will and pleasure, and to poind and distrain for the same if need be, 
to cause appraise, sell, and lead away the goods poinded according to form of 
law — to repledge, lead back, and carry all and sundry tenants and inhabitants of 
the property and tenandry of the said regality, to the privilege and freedom of 
the said regality, before whatsoever judge or judges of law, spiritual or temporal, 
they be attached and arrested — ^to give and afford to parties complaming Gautio de 
CoJkraih^ for ministering of justice, within term of law — ^to make,- create, and 



1691.] RELATING TO THE CITT OF GIASGOW. 289 

pro justicia partibus conquerentibus infra juris terminum ministranda, dandi 
et prestandi ; deputatos ynum seu plures sub ipsis, cum clericis, seriandis, 
adiudicatoribus, et omnibus aliis officiariis et curie membris necessariis, 
fitciendi, creandi et jurare causandi ; pro quibus dictus commendatarius 
et Bui predicti respondentur ; cum capella et cancellaria regalitatis libera ; 
et generaliter omnia alia et singtda faciendi, dicendi, gerendi et exercendi, 
que in prenussis et circa ea necessaria fuerint, seu quomodolibet oppor- 
tuna; Firmum atque stabile habentes et habituri totum et quicquid 
dictus commendatarius suique predicti, eorumque deputati et ministri, in 
premissis rite duxerit seu duxerint faciendum. Ao PRKTEREA dedimus, 
concessimus, disposuimus et assignauimus, tenoreque presentis carte 
nostre damns, concedimus, disponimus et assignamus dicto commendatario 
de Blantyre et suis predictis summam ducentarum librarum monete 
annuatim de feodo pro vsu [et] exercitione dictorum oflSciorum balliatus et 
iusticiarie, per ipsos retinendam de primis et promptioribus feodis et 
deuoriis infra specificatis; cum plena potestate ipsis vocandi et prose- 
quendi pro reductione infeofiimentorum feudifirmarum, si que sint, 
hactenus locatarum dictarum terrarum, baroniarum, seu alicuius partis 
eiusdem, secundum iuris formam. Tenendas ET HABENDAS omnes et 
singulas predict^ terras et baronias de Glasgow, burgum et ciuitatem 

cause be sworn deputes one or more under them, with clerks, Serjeants, adjudicators, 
and all other needful ofiScers and members of court, for whom the said commendator 
and his foresaids shall answer ; with free chapel and chancery of regality ; and 
generally all and sundry other things to do, say, perform and exercise which shall 
be needful in or anent the premises, or in any way speedful thereto. Firm and 
stable holding and to hold all and what8oe¥er the said commendator and his 
foresaids and their deputes and officers, shall judge right to be done in the pre- 
mises. And further, we have given, granted, disponed and assigned, and by 
the tenor of onr present charter give, grant, dispone, and assign to the said 
commendator of Blantyre and his foresaids the sum of two hundred pounds 
money yearly of fee, for using and exercising of the said offices of bailliary 
and josticiaiy, to be retained by them out of the first and readiest fees and 
duties within spedfied; with full power to them to call and pursue for re- 
daction of infeftments of feufarm, if any be, heretofore set, of the said lands, 
baronies, or any part thereof, accoiding to form of law. To have and to hold all 
and sundry the. foresaid lands and baronies of Glasgow, burgh and city thereof ; 
the lands of Ancrum, Ijeillisleif, Eskirk ; the lands of Calder Quhyteinche ; and 



240 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1591. 

eiusdem ; terras de Ancmm, LeilEsIei^ Eskirk ; terras de Calder, Qiihyte- 
inche, ao omnes alias villas et terras partictdariter supra specificatas; 
com castris, turribus, fortaliciis, maneriebns, pomariis, hortis, parcis, silnis, 
molendinis, piscationibus, feudifirmis, caiiis,cii8tumis, tenentibus,tenandriis, 
libere tenentium semitiis eamndem, advocationibus, donationibns, et jnre 
patronatuB ecclesiaram, oapellaniarom, et b^Deficiorum predictormn ; cnm 
plena libertate et priuilegio regalitatis, capelle et cancellarie, infra omnes 
bondas dictarum baroniarum, biirgi, yillarum, et aliarum superins men- 
tionatarum ; vnacum dictis officiis balliatns et instidarie dicte regalitatis 
infra omnes bondas eiusdem prediotas, et omnibus suis pertinentiis, par- 
ticulariter snprascriptis (exceptis piins exceptis), ynitas, annexatas, 
erectas et incorporatas in unnm libermn dominium et regalitatem vt 
dictum est, prefato Waltero commendatario de Blantyre, suis heredibus 
et assignatis, de nobis et successoribus nostris, in feudifirma et hereditate 
imperpetuum; per omnes rectas metas saas antiquas et diuisas, prout 
jacent in longitudine et latitudine, in domibus, edificiis, boscis, planis, 
moris, marresiis, viis, semitis, aquis, stagnis, riuolis, pratis, pascuis et 
pasturis, molendinis, multuris et eorum sequelis, aucupationibus, venationi- 
bus, piscationibus, petariis, turbariis, carbonibus, carbonariis, cuniculis, 
cuniculariis, columbis, qolumbariis, fabrilibus, brasinis^ brueriis et genestifl^ 

aQ other towDS and lands particularlj above specified, with casdes, towars, forta- 
lioes, manor-places, orchards, gardens, parks, woods, mills, fishings, f enf armes, kaiies, 
customs, tenants, tenandnes, seryices of free tenants thereof, advocations, dona- 
tions and right of patronage of churches, chaplainries and benefices aforesaid ; with 
full freedom and privilege of regality, diapel and chancery, within all the bounds 
of the sdd baronies, bivgh, towns and others above mentioned ; together with the 
said oflSces of bailliary and jnstidary of the said regality within all the foresaid 
bounds thereof, and all their pertinents, particnlarly above written (except as before 
excepted) ; united^ annexed, erected and incorporated into one free lordship and re- 
gality, as said is, to the foresaid Walter, commendator of Blantyre, his hdrs and 
assignees, of us and our successors in feufarm and heritage for ever ; by all their 
right meiths and old marches, as they lie in length and breadth, in houses, build- 
ings, woods, plains, moors, marshes, ways, paths, waters, dams, streams, meadows, 
grazings and pastures, mills, multures, and their sequels, fowlings, huntings, fish- 
ings, peat -mosses, turf-bogs, coals, coalheughs, coneys, coney- warrens, doves, 
dovecots, smithies, malt-houses, heaths and broom, woods, groves and thickets, with 
fuel, timber, quarries, stone and lime ; with courts and their issues, amerdaments 



1691.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 241 

giluis, nemoribus et virgultis, Ugnis, tignis, lapicidiis, lapide et calce ; cum 
curiis et earum exitibue, amerchiamentis, hereyeldis, bludewitis et mu- 
lierum merchetis; cum priuilegio et libertate libere forreste, vert et 
vemiysoun, sok, sak, thole, theme, infangtheif, outfangtheif, pit et gallouB ; 
cum curiis balliatus et justiciarie, camerarii et justiciarie itineribus dicte 
regaKtatis; cumque communi pastura, libero introitu et exitu; ac cum 
omnibus aliis et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, proficuis, asiamentis 
aciustis suis pertinentiis quibuscunque, tarn non nominatis quam nominatis,* 
tam subtus terra quam supra terram, procul et prope, ad predictum 
dominium, burgum, ciuitatem, aliaque particulariter prescripta cum per- 
tinentiis spectantibus seu iuste speci».re valentibus quomodolibet in 
fiiturum ; libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et in pace, sine 
aliqua reuocatione, contradictione aut obstaculo quocunque. Reddendo 
inde annuatim dictus Walterus commendatarius de Blantyre, heredes sui 
et assignati, nobis et successoribus nostris, ac nostris 

presentibus et pro tempore existentibus, siunmam quingen- 
tarum librarum, ratione deductionis tercii vsualis monete regni nostri, ad 
duos anni terminos, festa viz. Penthecostes et Sancti Mertini in hieme; 
per equales portiones, npmine feudifirme ; acetiam heredes et assignati 
dicti commendatarii duplicando predictam summam primo anno eorum 

liereyelds, bludwites and merchets of women ; with privilege and freedom of free forest, 
vert and venison, sok, sak, thole^ theme, iofangthief, outfangthief, pit and gallows, 
with courts of bailliary and justiciary, chamberlain and justice ayres of the said re- 
gality ; and with common pasture, free ish and entry ; and with all and sundry 
other freedoms, commodities, profits, easements, and their right pertinents whatso- 
ever, as weU not named as named, as well under the ground as above the ground, 
far and near, belonging or that may rightly belong in any way in time to come, to 
the foresaid lordship, burgh, city, and others particularly before written, with their 
pertinents ; freely, quietly, fully, wholly, honourably, well and in peace, without any 
revocation, gainsaying or hindrance whatsoever. Paying therefor yearly the said 
Walter, Commendator of Blantyre, his heirs and assignees, to us and our successors 
and our present and for the time being, the sum of five hundred pounds, 

by reason of deduction of the third, usual money of our realm, at two terms in the 
year, to wit, the feasts of Whitsunday and Martinmas in winter, by equal portions, 
in name of feuf arm ; and also the heirs and assignees of the said commendator, 
doubling the foresaid sum the first year of their entry to the said lands and lord- 
ship of Glasgow, as is the usage of feufarm only. In witness whereof we have 
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242 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1594. 

introitus ad dictae terras et dominium de Glasgow, prout vsus est feudi- 
firme, tantum. In CUIUS rei testimonium huic presenti carte nostre 
magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus. Testibus .... 
Apud Dumbartane vicesimo sexto die mensis Augusti, anno Domini mille- 
simo quingentesimo nonogesimo primo, et regni nostri vicesimo qxdnto. 

commanded our great seal to be appended to this our present charter. Witnesses 
.... At Dumbartane, the twenty-sixth day of the month of August, the 
year of God one thousand five hundred and ninety-first, and of our reign the 
twenty-fifth year. 



LXXXL 

Act of Parliament ratifying and approTing the foundation and 
disposition^ by the Provosty Baillies, and Councillors of Glasgow, 
of the reyenuo of the College Kirk, jto the support of the 
ministry within the City. Edinburgh, 8 June 1694. 

UURE SOUERANB Lord, having consideratioun how that thair wes diuerse 
rentis and commodities dotat to certane chaplanis and preistis for serving in 
the new Eirk of the College of Glasgow, and efter alteratioun of the re- 
ligioun, thar being ane gift and dispositioun of the said chaplanries, rentis, 
and emolumentis of the said College Eirk to the provest, baillies, counsaiU, 
and communitie of Glasgw, makand and constituand thame patronis of 
the samyn, to the eflfect that the samyn mioht be imployit owther in hos- 
pitaKtie or vther vses of pietie ; and the saids provest and baillies and 
counsell, for advanceing of giud literature within this realme, dotit the 
samyn to certain bursaris foundit within the said college, to be halden at 
the scuill thereinto, and that of the purest of the toun, quha vtherwayes 
had not the moyen to remane at the scoillis; and neuirtheles sic hes 
bene the abuse in tymes bygane, that the richest menis sonnes of the 
said toun hes bene sustenit vpoun the rent of the saids chaiplanries and 



1694.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 248 

fundatioun, nor thai for quhome the samyn wes appointit ; and the saidiB 
provest, baillies, and coonsaill, willing to tak away the said abuse, and 
to employ the firnittis and rentis of the said ohaiplanries to better vse, 
hes alterit and ohangeit thair former fimdatioun of interteyneing of bur- 
saris thairypoun, and hes dedudt the haill rentis cuad fruittis thairof for 
sustentatioim of the ministrie within the said citie ; Thairfor onr Souer- 
ane Lord, with anise of the estaitis of this present parliament, hes rati- 
fijt and apprevit this last fundatioun and dispositioun, maid be the saidis 
provest, baillies, oounsaill, and oommunitie of the toun of Glasgow, off the 
fruittis, rentis, proventis, emolumentis, and dewties of the saids ohaiplan- 
ries, appointit of auld for sustening of certane chaiplanis or preistis for 
thair seruice in the said College Eirk of Glasgow, to the sustentatioun of 
the said ministrie within the said citie of Glasgw ; and ordanis the same 
to haue effect in all tyme cuming, and suppressis all vtheris ftindationis 
and dispositionis of the saidis ohaiplanries, rentis, fruittis, and dewties 
ther^o^ ather for sustening of the saidis ohaiplanries or preistis, or for 
sustening of the saidis bursaris, ordanis the samyn to ceis in all tyme 
cuming, and ordanis the said fundatioun thairof to the sustentatioun of the 
ministrie, to have place in all tyme heirefter. 



LXXXIL 

Act of Parliament granting commission to certain persons to re- 
moYB the bear and malt market to the head of the Greyfriars 
Wynd^ and to remove the salt market thence to the old station. 
Edinburgh, 8 June 1694. 

UURE SoUERANB Lord and estaitis of this present parliament vnder- 
standing be supplicatioun gevin in to thame of befoir (be) the inhabitantis 
fremen induellaris abone the grayfreir wynd of the Citie of Glasgow, 
anent the establisching of ane mercat at the wynd heid thereof for the 
support and releif of thame, thair wyffis, famelies, and baimis, and 
vphalding of thair houss and landis, the saymn being the maist com» 



244 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1594. 

modious and cheif pairt of the said citie for the recept of his bienes and 
his conrt qnhen occasioun offeris of the repairing in the cuntrie now 
altogidder becum rwinous and almaist decayed be ressone of the removing 
of the clergie, sen the reformatioun of religioun that sustenit and vpheld 
the samyn of befoir : And als the haill mercattis aught ^ot to be placit 
at ane part of the said citie but suld be sett at dyuers partis thereof for 
the commoun commoditie of the haill inhabitants thereof, sen at all 
occasionis of stentis, taxationis, and vtheris impositionis, thay beir equall 
burding, commissioun wes gevin and grantit to vmqle Robert Lord Boyid, 
Walter Priour of Blantire, the Provest and Baillies of the said Citie for 
the maist pairt thereof, for establisching of the beir marcat or salt marcat 
abone the wynd heid : Quha thaireftir placit the salt marcat thair, quhilk 
was altogidder incommodious be reasone the same wes far distant fra the 
brig and watter of the said citie, quhair the salt is maist usit, and pat the 
merchandis and fischeris quha bocht the same to greit expenses of 
cariage, and transporting thairof fra the said wynd heid to the brig, be 
the space of ane myle and mair, lyk as the sellaris of the salt vpoun that 
occasioun removit thame selflSs to the auld place narrer the said brig, 
quhair the same wes sauld pf befoir, and the saidis commissioners wer 
myndit to haue placit the beir and malt marcat abone the said wynd 
heid, in place of the said salt marcat gif be deceise of the said vmqle 
Robert Lord Boyd, the said commissioun had nocht expyrit : For REMEID 
quhair of cure said souerane lord with auise of his saidis estaitis, be thir 
presentis, gevis, and grantis ftiU pouer and commissioun to his trustie 
counsellor Walter Priour of Blantyre, lord Privie Seill, Robert Boyd of 
Badinhaith, Dauid Foirsyth of Dykis, the otdiner ministeris of Glasgw, 
the Provest and Baillies thereof or the maist pairt of thame, to raise and 
lift the beir and malt marcat, and establische the same above the wynd 
heid of the said citie, to the eflFect abouewritten, at ony pairt or place 
thairof maist commodious as thai sail think expedient, and to remove the 
said salt marcat to the auld statioun quhair it stude, for the commoun 
benefite of the haill inhabitantis : And generallie all and sundrie vther 
thingis to do that to the execution of this present commissioun, apertenis, 
fferme, and stable, etc. 



1694-96.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 246 



LXXXIIL 

IiBTrm by King James VI., constituting the Provost, Bailies and the 
Session of the kirk and parish of Glasgow, judges under the 
statutes against fornication. Holyrood, 20 March 1694-96. 

AnE letter maid, makand mentioun that oure Souerane lord, vnderstand- 
ing that in the parliament halden at Edinburgh, the fyftene day of Decem- 
ber, the yeir of God j" \'' Ixvij yeiris, for repressing of the fQthie vice of 
fomicatioun, and punischment of the samyne, it was in effect inactit^ 
statute and ordanit, that gif onie persone or personis within this reahne, 
to burgh or land, suld commit the filthie vice of fomicatioun, and bees 
conuict thairof, that the committaris of the [samyn] suld be pimist in 
maner following, that is to say, for the first fait, alsweill the man as the 
woman, sail pay the soume of fourtie pundis, or than baith he and scho 
salbe impresonit be the space of aucht dayis, thair fade to be breid and 
small drink, and thairefter presentit to the mercat place of the toun or 
parochin, bairheid, and thair stand festinit that thai may not remove for 
the space of tua houres, as fra ten houris to twelff houris at none ; for the 
secund fait, being convict, thay sail pay the soume of ane hundreth merkis, 
or than the foimamed dayes of thair imprissonment salbe doublit, thair fade 
to be breid and water allanerlie, and in the end to be presentit to the said 
mercat place, and bathe the heidis of the man and woman to be schevin • 
and for the third fault, being convict thairof, sail pay ane hundereth poundis, 
or els thair abone prissonment to be triplit, thair fade to be breid and 
water allanerlie, and in the end to be tane to the deipest and foullest pmll 
of vater of the toun or parochin, thair to be thryis doukit, and thairefter 
baneist the said toun or parochin for euir ; and fra thynefarth how oft 
that euir thay be convict of the foirsaid vyce of fomicatioun, that sa oft 
the said third penaltie to be execute vpone thame. And that the prouest 
and bailyeis of ilk burgh, his Maiesties justice generall and his deputis, or 
sic vtheris personis as it sail pleis cure said Souerane Lord to gif commis- 
sioun, to be iudges to the personis suspectit and dilatit of fomicatioun ; and, 
being convict, they sail vplift and tak vp the aboun written pecunicall 



246 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1594-95. 

paines of the personis responsall and rather willing to pay the said same 
nor to be demanit in their personis, and the samyne pecnniall paines 
quhilkis sal happin to be resaivit be suirlie keipit in ane clos box and 
convertit adpioa vnu in thea pairtis quhair the cryme is commitit; as in 
the foirsaid [act] of parliament at mair lenth is contenit And now being 
informed that the foirsaid wyce of fomicatioim sa aboundis within the 
citie and haill parochin of Glasgow, that the samyne, doutles, gevis greit 
sclander and occasioun of sin to the rest of this realme, and gevis iust cans 
to God to threttin the haill bodie of this realme with thir immement 
plagis, sua that except the samyne be punischit and represt it will 
incres to heichar measure, and sua procure Godis scharper punischmentis 
quhilkis ar the iust revard of sin ; and lyikwayis his Maieste knawing 
perfyitlie that thair is ane gryit number of puir bedderellis and vtheris 
infinne personis within the said citie of Glasgow, vpone quhome the 
foirsaidis pecuniall painis to be takin vp fra the said fdmicatoures as said 
is can nocht be better bestowit. Thairfore hes maid, constitue, and 
ordanit, and be the tennour heirof makis, constitutis, and ordanis his 
Maiesties weil-belotdtis, the provest, bailyeis, and sessione of the kirk of 
the said cittie and parochin of Glasgow, and thair successouris present and 
to cmn, his Maiesties verie lauchftdl, vndowtit, and irreuocabill iudges in 
that pairt, to all and quhatsumeuir fumicatouris, men or wemen, dilatit or 
Buspectit, or that heirfra salhappin to be dilatit and suspectit culpabQl of 
the foirsaid wyce of fomicatioim, commitit or to be commitit within the said 
citie and parochin of Glasgow, alsweill be the inhabitantis as vtheris extra- 
nearis quhatsumeuir as hes defylit or sail defyill the said citie and parochin 
with the vice foirsaid in ony tyme bigane and to cum, and to cognosce, try, 
and deceme thairintill, as accordis. WiTH full POWER to the saidis prouest, 
bailyeis, and sessioun, and thair successouris, to lift and tak vp the pecuniall 
paines abounwritten, according to the degreis of the foirsaid vyce of 
fornicatioun abounspecifiet, in maner abounrehersit, fra sic as salbe convict 
thairin, and rather willing to pay the same nor be demanit in thair 
personnis as said is; and the samyne being vptakin be thame, to apply, di£h 
tribute, and convert the samyne efter thair discretioun od pioa vsus, to 
wit, to the puir of the foirsaid citie, or sic vther indigent personis, or 
vthervayis to sic vther gude commoun workis of the said citie as they 
sail think maist expedient, and to put the said act of Parliament to dew 



1696.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 247 

executionn thairanent in all poyntis, Eaclyik and als Melie as onie ythers 
his Maiesties judgeis or justiceB within this realme micht haue done or 
may do be vertew of thair office and power grantit to thame be vertew of 
the said act in onie tyme bigane or to cum. WrrH EXPRES command in the 
samen to all and sindrie his Maiesties liegis and subdittis quhome it 
efifeiris, that nane of thame tak vpoun hand to mak onie let, stope or dis- 
tribulance to the saidis provest, bailyeis, and sessioim, nor thair succesonris, 
in the vseing of the foirsaid commissioun, bot that they reddilie ansuer, 
intend, and obey to the saidis iudges in that pairt in all thingis concerning 
the samyne after the forme and tennour thairof) vnder all hyest pane and 
charge that efter may follow, etc. At Halyrudhous, the twentie day of 
Merch, the yeir of God, j" v® Ixxxxiiij yeiris. 

Per Signaturam. 



LXXXIV. 

Abstbact of Confirmation by King James YI., confirming an Act 
or Decreet^ obtained by Glasgow against the burghs of Euther- 
glen and Benfirew; No. xlix. Edinburgh, 8 July 1596. 

VONFffiMATIOUNE be James, King of Scots, under the testimonie of 
his Great Seale, which contains the tenor of ane Act or Decreit obtained 
be the toun of Glasgow, against the inhabitants of the burghs of Ruther- 
glen and Benfirew, dated the 10th day of June 1542, ordaining letters to 
be direct to charge the inhabitants of the said burghs to suffer the 
bringing of the severall goods therein specified to the mercat of Glasgow; 
and this confirmatione confirms the said Decreet, and is dated at Edin- 
burgh, the 8 day of July, and of his Majesties reign the 29th yeir, 1596. 



248 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1600. 



LXXXV. 

Act of the Privy Council decerning a gift to be expede under the 
Privy Seal in favour of the Burgh of Dumbarton, of the impost 
therein mentioned, without prejudice of the liberty of the Water 
Clyde claimed by Glasgow. Stirling, 10 September 1600. 

Apud Striviling decimo Septembris 1600. 

Sederunt. — Presente Rege, Cancellarius, Mar, Thesaurarius, Blantyre, 
Kinloss, ComptroUar, Spot, Clericus registri. Anent our Sonerane 
Lordis letteris, raised at the instance of the provest, bailzeis, counsell, 
and inhabitantis of the burgh of Dumbertane, makand mentioun that 
quhair the commissioneris off burrowis convenit laitlie at Edinburgh 
ypoun the auchtein day of Junij last, haveing consideratioun of the 
grit wraick, rwyne, and distructioun lyk to befall to the said burgh 
besydis the skaith quhilk the same hes alreddie sustenit be the away- 
taking of thrie scoir aikeris of land be the force and violence of the 
watter of Levin, and vtheris watteris about the said burgh : quhairby in 
proces of tyme the said burgh is lyk to be environed on all pairtis and 
ouerflowne with the saidis watteris. The saidis commissioneris of burrow- 
is, thairfoir, be ane act of thair assemblie past with haill consent, without 
contradictioun, except sum oppositioun maid be the commissioneris of the 
citie of Glasgw, gaue and grantit Gbertie and licence to the saidis com- 
plenaris to impetrat of the kingis maiestie and his hieness counsell ane 
certane impost and dewtie at lenth specefeit in thair said act, as the 
samyne beiris. And the Kingis Maiestie being cairfiil of the weill and 
standing of the said burgh, and that the samyne sail nowayis perische 
and decay throw default of sa necesser and ressonable ane supplie and 
help, sa frelie and voluntarlie condiscendit and agreit vnto be the haill 
burrowis, as said is, quha ar the cheif and principall pairteis haveing 
interess in the mater. And anent the chairg gevin to Robert Rowat, 
James Temple, and Thomas Glen, bailzeis of Glasgw, and Johne Moder- 
uill, bailzie of Renfrew, to haue compeirit befoir the Kingis Maiestie and 
lordis of secret counsell at ane certane day bygaine, to haue hard and sein 



1600.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 249 

His Maiesteis gift decemit to be past vnder the privey seill to the saidis 
persewaris, for vplifting of the said impoist agreit and oondiscendit vnto 
be the burrowis, conforme to thair act maid thairvpoim in all pointis, or 
ellis to haue schawin ane ressonable cans quhy the samyne sotdd not haue 
bein done ; with certificatioun to thame, and they failzie, the said gift 
sould be decemit to be past in maner foirsaid, like as at mair lenth is con- 
tenit in the saidis letteris, executionis, and indorsationis thairof. Quhilkis 
being callit, and the saidis persewaris comperand be Robert Semple of 
Cormith, bailzie, Johne Buquhannaine, and Thomas Faulasdaill, bnrgessis 
and inhabitantis of Dumbartane; and Schir Mathew Stewart of Mynto, 
knycht, provest, Robert Rowat and James Temple, bailzies of Glasgw, 
compeirand lykwys personallie, with certane of the counsel! of the burgh 
of Glasgow ; and Adame Knox, baillie, and Williame Sommeruill, clerk of 
the burgh of Renfrew, as procuratouris for the said burgh, being lykwyse 
personallie present, the ressonis and allegationis of the saidis pairties 
being hard and considerit be his maiestie and the saidis lordis, and thay 
ryplie aduysit thairwith, the Kingis Maiestie and lordis of secret counsell 
decemis ane gift to be past and expeid to the saidis persewaris, vnder the 
priuie seill, for vplifting of the impoist and dewtie abonewrittin, contenit 
in the said act of the burrowis, within the Uberteis of the said borghe of 
Dumbartane allanerlie, without preiudice alwayis of the libertie of the 
watter of Clyd, acclameit be the saidis defendaris to pertein to them, and 
to be coniunct and vndeuydit betuix the saidis burghis of Glasgow and 
Dumbertane. The try ell quhairof, togidder with explanatioun of the said 
act of the burrowis anent the liberteis of Dumbertane, His Maiestie and 
counseU, with consent of all the saidis pairteis, remittis to the commission- 
ens of His Hienes burrowis to be convenit at Edinburghe at his hienes 
parliament in the moneth of November nixtocum; and sail authorize and 
allow quhatsumeuer the saidis commissioneris of burrowis sail deceme 
heirin. And in the meantyme, quhill the saidis commissioneris gif farthe 
and pronunce thair decreit euid delyuerance. His Maiestie and the saidis 
lordis dischairges the prouest, bailleis, and couiisell of Dimibartane, and 
thair coUectouris, of all taking of possessioun of the said impoist, melling, 
intrometting, or vplifting of the same, within ony pairt or boundis of the 
watter of Clyd, nochtwithstanding the said gift ; dischairging them thair- 
of, and of thair oflSces in that pairt, during the said space. Provyding 
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250 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1600. 

alwayis that the magistratis of the burgh of Dumbartane mak just compt 
zeirlie in His Maiesties cheker of thair intromissioim with the said impoist, 
and how the samyne is imployed, and bestowed ; quhairin gif thay failzie 
the said gift thairefter to be of nane availl. 



LXXXVL 

Act of Parlument^ ratifying to James Archbishop of Glasgow his 
restitution to his whole heritages and possessions. Edinburghi 
16 ISfovember 1600. 

UURE SOUERANE LORD and Estaittis of this present parliament, 
considering the great, thankftill, and honourable seruice done to his 
Majesteis vmquhile mother of gude memorie, to his Majesteis sel^ and 
to the honour of the haill nation of Scotland, be James, Archibischop of 
Glasgow, in the pairtis of France, be vseing of the office of Ambassaderrie, 
to the honour of his majestic and haill Realme of Scotland, without onj 
condigne recompance, and yit be iniurie of tyme the said archibischop 
hes bene debarrit frome his benefice of Glasgow, and hes nevir hither- 
tillis sen his departure forth of this realme importit ony commoditie forth 
of the samyn, nor never hes bene restorit effectuallie to his richt and place 
of the said archbischoprick, quhill laitlie, in the moneth of Junij, one 
thousand five hundred fourscoir auchtene yeiris, that cure said Souerane 
Lord and estaittis considering the said archibischop, his gude seroice and 
demerritis, as lykwayes being moveit be the suittis of diuerse forane 
kingis and princes and faythful promeis made to thame be his Majestic, 
his Majestic and estaittis foirsaidis restorit the said archibischop to his 
heretages, honours, digniteis, benefices, offices, landis, rowmes, possessionis, 
actionis, quhilk at ony tyme evir pertenit to him of befoir within the 
realme of Scotland, and that notwithstanding quhatsumeuir dome and 
sentence of forfaltour, decrete of barratrie, homing, actis of parUament and 
counsall, excommunicatioun, and declaris the acte and benefite of pacifica- 
tioun maid at Perth in the moneth of Februar j™ v* threscoir tuelf yeiris, 



ICOO.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 261 

ratefeit in his Hienes parliament, in the moneth of Aprile j™ v** threscoir 
thretene yeiris, and the act of pacificatioun and abolitioun maid at 
Linlithgw in the moneth of December j™ V fonrscoir fyve yeiris, and the 
act maid in the moneth of Julij j™ V* fourscoir sewin yeiris, in favouris of 
thame quha wer banesit, tniblit, or exylit sen the Kingis Majesteis vmquhile 
mother of gride memorie returning to Scotland, to be extendit to the said 
archibischop, and he to injoy and have the haiU effect and commoditie of 
the saidis actis als frelie in all sortis and respectis as gif his name wer 
per exprestutn contentit thairintill ; and als frelie as ony of our Souerane 
Lordis liegis bruikis and joisis the samyn, notwithstanding of quhatsum- 
euir actis of parliament and counsaU, statute, ordinance, or law, maid or to 
be maid in the contrair, quhilkis may stay or impede the said archibischop 
to bruik, jois, and possess the benefite of the saidis actis, and specialie 
dispensand with ane act of parliament maid in the moneth of Junij j™ v® 
fourscoir twelf yeiris, be the quhilk it was declarit that na persone sail be 
hard to seik the said benefitte bot sic as hes acknawlegeit his Majesteis 
authoritie and religioun presentlie professit within the realme, anent the 
quhilk act and act of ip90 facto maid againis beneficit persones, and all 
vtheris actis and statutis foirsaidis, cure said Souerane Lord and Estaittis 
foirsaidis dispensis and declaris that the said archibischop sail injoy his 
haill heretages, benefices, digniteis, honours, rowmes, actiounes and pos- 
sessiones, notwithstanding that he hes nevir maid confessioun of his fayth, 
and notwithstanding that he hes nevir acknawlegeit the religioun pro- 
fessit within this realme ; anent the quhilk his Majestie and estaittis be 
thir presentis dispensis, and that the said archibischop sail nowayes be 
subiect to the making of the confessioun of his fistyth, nor to the penaltie 
nor penalties that may resulte vpoun the not making of the samyn during 
the haill tyme of his remaning forth of the cuntrey, and for ane yeir eftir 
his returning, as at mair lenth is contenit in the said act of the date at 
Edinburgh, the penult day of Junij j°^ v® fourscoir auchtene yeiris. Quhilk 
act of pacificatioun and restitutioun abovenspecifeit OUR SAID SOUERANB 
Lord and Estaittis foirsaidis in this present parliament hes ratefeit and 
approvin and decemis and ordanis the samin to have fall strenth, force, 
and effect to and in favours of the said archibischop, without ony kind of 
limitatioun or restrictioun, sua that he may jois and bruik the benefitt of 
pacificatioun als ampUe in all sortis cuid respectis as ony subject within 



252 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1600. 

the realme hes bruiket and joisit the samin, and that continualie sen the 
date of the said act above specefeit ; but prejudice alwayes of quhatsum- 
euir fewes of the temporall landis of the bischoprick of Glasgow lauchfullie 
sett without diminutioun of the rentall to quhatsumeuir persone or per- 
sones, als but prejudice of the ministeris stipendis confoime to thair 
particular assignationis maid to thame furth of the said bischoprik, and of 
quhatsumeuir rentes and dueteis pertening to the College of Glasgow ; 
exceptand alwayes furth of the said restitution the Castell of Glasgow 
and cheising of the Provest and bailleis of Glasgow and prouestrie and 
baillarie thairof. 



LXXXVII. 

Charter by King James VI., under his Great Seal, in favour of 
Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, of the Castle of Glasgow and the 
heritable right of electing the magistrates of Glasgow. Holy- 
rood, 17 November 1600, 

Jacobus Dei gratia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius 
terre sue olericis et laicis, salutem. SciATiS nos, cum auisamento et consensu 
nostri thesaurarii Nouarum Augmentationum, dedisse, concessisse et in feu- 
difirma hereditarie disposuisse charissimo nostro consanguineo et consili- 
ario Ludouico Lennocie duci, comiti Damelie, Domino Tarboltoun, Me- 
thuen et Aubigney, etc., magno camerarii nostri regni, et heredibus suis 
masculis inferius nominatis, totum et integrum castrum de Glasgow, 



J AMES, by the grace of God, king of Scots, to ail g^ood men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, g^eting. Know te, that we, with advice and consent of our 
Treasurer of our New Augmentations, have given, granted, and in feu-farm heritably 
disponed to our dearest cousin and coundllor, Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, Earl of 
Damelie, Lord Tarbolton, Methuen and Aubigney, etc., high chamberlain of our 
kingdom, and to his heirs male below named, all and whole the castle of Glasgow, 



1600.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 253 

doinos, edificia, hortos et vireta eidem spectantia, cum libertatibus, pritd- 
legiis et pertinenciis eiusdem quibuscunque, necnon hereditarium jus 
nominationis et annuatim electionis prepositi, balliuorum, aliorum offici- 
arionim et magistratumn burgi et ciuitatis de Glasgow, adeo Kbere in 
omnibus respectibus sicuti Archiepiscopi de Glasgow prius habuerunt ; ac 
similiter fecisse, constituisse et ordinasse prefatum dominum Lennocie 
ducem, heredesque suos masculos inferius specificatos, hereditarios balliuos 
et justiciaries omnium et singularum terrarum, dominiorum, baroniarum, 
possessionum et aliorum quorumcunque, ad temporalitatem Arcbiepisco- 
patus de Glasgow pertinentium, et extra integras bondas regalitatis 
einsdem, vbicunque eadem infra regnum nostrum jacent ; ac dedisse, con- 
cessisse, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse dicto domino Lennocie 
duci heredibusque suis masculis predicta officia balliatus et justiciarie, 
ynacum dispositione omnium eschaetarum infra bondas predicte regali- 
tatis de Glasgow devenientium, tam per comua, bastardias, aut quouis alio 
modo, per leges nostri regni. Dando, GONGEDENDO et COMMlTTENDOmemorato 
domino Lennocie duci et suis heredibus masculis nostram plenariam, 
liberam, planam potestatem et speciale mandatum, balliatus et justiciarie 
curias, super omnes et singulas terras, dominia, baxonias, possessiones et 

houses, buildings, gardens and greens belonging to the same, with freedoms, 
privileges, and pertinents thereof whatsoever, and the heritable right of nomination 
and yearly election of the provost, baillies and other ofiScers and magistrates of 
the burgh and city of Glasgow, as freely in all respects as the Archbishops of 
Glasgow formerly had ; and, in like manner, have made, constituted and ordained 
the foresaid lord, Duke of Lennox, and his heirs male under-specified, heritable 
haillies, and justiciars, of all and sundry lands, lordships, baronies, possessions and 
others whatsoever, belonging to the temporality of the Archbishopric of Glasgow, 
and without the whole bounds of the regality thereof, wherever the same lie within 
our kingdom ; and have given, granted, and by this our present charter confirmed, to 
the said lord, Duke of Lennox and his heirs male, the foresaid offices of bailllary 
and justiciary, together with the disposal of all escheats falling within the bounds 
of the aforesaid regality of Glasgow, as well by horn, bastardies, or in any other 
way, according to the laws of our kingdom. Giving, GRAimKa Aim commtttikg to 
the said lord, Duke of Lennox, and his heirs male, our full, free, plain power and 
special bidding, to set, begin, affirm, hold, and as often as need be, continue courts 
of baUliary and justiciary for the tenants, leaseholders, inhabitants, and others 
whomsoever, upon all and sundry lands, lordships, baronies, possessions and others 



264 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1600. 

alia quecunque, temporalitati Archiepiscopatus de Glasgow pertmentia, 
proprietatem et tenandriam earundem, ant aliquam partem eiusdem, 
tenentibus, assedatoribus, inhabitantibus aliisque quibuBciinque, locandi, 
incipiendi, afiSrmandi^ tenendi et quoties opus fuerit continuandi ; sectas 
vocare faciendi, absentes amerchiandi, transgressores pxmiendi; exitas, 
amerchiamenta, eschaetas et bludwitas dictarum curiarum recipiendi, 
leuandi et inducendi, et ad suos proprios vsus pro eorum laboribus et 
diligentia applicandi, ac pro eisdem, si opus fuerit, namandi et distringendi, 
namata appreciandi, venendi et abducendi, secundum juris ordinem; 
acetiam namandi et distringendi pro censibus, firmis, proficuis et deuoiiis 
omniiun et singularum terrarum, dominiorum, baroniarum, aliormnque 
supraspecificatorum, proprietatis et tenandrie eiusdem, quoties ad id 
requisiti fiierint ; tenentes et inhabitantes predictarum terrarum, douMnio- 
rum, baroniarum et possessionum coram quibuscunque judice aut judi- 
cibus attecbiati aut arrestati fuerint, ad priuilegium et libertatem 
dictorum balliuorum et justiciorum curiarum replegiandi, reducendi et 
afferendi; cautionem de coUerath pro justicia administranda partibus 
conquerentibus infra juris terminum dandi et prestandi; deputatos 
vnum seu plures sub ipsis, cum clericis, seriandis, adiudicatoribus, aliis 
officiariis et membris curie necessariis substituendi, creandi et jurari 
faciendi, pro quibus respondere tenebuntur; et generaliter omnia alia 

whatsoever belonging to the temporality of the archbishopric of Glasgow, property 
and tenandry thereof, or any part thereof ; suits to cause call, absents to amerce, 
transgressors to punish, issues, amerciaments, escheats and bludwites of the said 
courts, to receive, uplift and gather in, and apply to their own proper uses for their 
labours and diligence; and to poind and distmin for the same, if need be, poinds to 
apprise, sell and lead away according to order of law ; and also to poind and 
distrain for the rents, maills, profits and duties of all and sundry lands, lordships, 
baronies and others above specified, property and tenandry thereof, as often as they 
shall be required to do so ; tenants and inhabitants of the foresaid lands, lordships, 
baronies and possessions to repledge, bring back and carry to the privilege and 
freedom of the said baHlies and justice courts, before whatever judge or judges 
they be attached or arrested ; to give and afford to parties complaining eauHo de 
coUerath for administration of justice witiiin term of law ; deputes under them, one 
or more, with clerks, Serjeants, adjudicators, and other officers and members of court 
needful, to substitute, create and cause be sworn, for whom tiiey shall be bound to 
answer ; and generally, all and sundry other things to do, use and exercise which be- 



1600] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 255 

et singula faciendi, vtendi et exercendi, que ad predicta oflBcia balli- 
uonim et justiciariorum talibus pertinentia, seu rite eisdem pertinere 
dinoscuntur. Firmum atque stabile habentes et habituri totum et 
quicquid dictus dominus Lennocie dux heredesque sui inferius designati, 
balliui el juaticiarii superius nominati, eonim deputati et officiarii, in pre- 
missis rite duxerint faciendum. Quodquidem castrum de Glasgow, domes, 
edificia, hortos et vireta eidem spectantia, cum priuilegiis et pertinentiis 
eiusdem, acetiam jus nominationis et annuatim electionis magistratuum 
aliorumque officiariorum dicti burgi et ciuitatis de Glasgow ; et similiter 
officiiun balliatus et justiciarie terrarum, dominiorum, baroniarum, posses- 
sionum aliorumque temporalitati Archiepiscopatus de Glasgow pertinen- 
tium, vnacum dispositione integrarum eschaetarum infra eundem Archie- 
piscopatum deuenientium [que] nunc nobis nostreque dispositioni pertinent, 
virtute nostri acti annexationis, sen quocunque alio modo per leges nostri 
regni. TENENDUM ET HABENDUM totum et integnun predictum castrum 
de Glasgow, domos, edificia, hortos et vireta eidem spectantia, cum liber- 
tatibus, priuilegiis et pertinentiis eiusdem prefato Ludouico Lennocie duci 
et heredibus suis masculis, de corpore suo legittime procreatis seu pro- 
creandis, quibus deficientibus Esmo Stewart domino Aubignie suo fratri 
germane, heredibusque suis masculis de corpore suo legittime procreandis, 

long to the foresaid offices of bailies and justiciars in such cases, or are known rightly to 
belong to the same. Firm and stable holding and to hold, all and whatsoever the said 
Lord Duke of Lennox, his heirs underdesigned, bdlies and justidars above-named, 
their deputes and officers, shall rightly deem meet to be done in the premises. 
Which castle of Glasgow, houses, buildings, gardens and greens belonging thereto, 
with privileges and pertinents thereof, and also the right of nomination and yearly 
election of the magistrates and other officers of the said burgh and city of Glasgow, 
and in like manner the office of baiiliaryand justiciary of the lands, lordships, baronies, 
possessions and others belonging to the temporality of the archbishopric of Glasgow, 
together with the disposal of all the escheats falling within the said bishopric, 
now belong to us and at our disposal, by virtue of our Act of Annexation, or in 
whatever other manner by the laws of our kingdom. To have and to hold all 
and whole the foresaid castle of Glasgow, houses, buildings, gardens, and greens 
belonging thereto, with freedoms, privileges, and pertinents thereof, to the foresaid 
Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, and his heirs male, lawfully begotten or to be begotten 
of his body ; whcsn failing, to Esm^ Stewart, Lord Aubignie, his brother-german, 
and his heirs male, lawfully to be begotten of his body ; whom failing, to return 



256 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1600. 

quibus defioientibus nobis et Buccessoribus nostris reuertendum, de nobis 
et successoribus nostris in feudifirma et hereditate imperpetuum ; per 
omnes rectas metas suas antiquas et dinisas, in domibus, edificiis, bondis, 
hortis et viretis, cum libero introitu et exitu : acetiam tenendum et haben- 
dinm totum et integrum jus nominationis et annuatim electionis dictorum 
prepositi, balliuorum, magistratuum, aliorumque officiariorum dicti burgi et 
ciuitatis de Glasgow; necnon tota et integra predicta officia balliatus 
justiciarie et regeJitatis integrarum terrarum, dominiorum, baroniarmn, 
aliorumque temporalitati dicti Archiepiscopatus de Glasgow pertinentium, 
vnacum dispositione integranim eschaetarum infra eundem deuenientium, 
prenominato Ludouico Lennocie duci heredibusque suis masculis superius 
specificatis, de nobis et successoribus nostris in feodo hereditate ac libera 
albafirma imperpetuum; cum libero introitu et exitu; ac cum omnibus 
aliis et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, proficuis et asiamentis, ac 
justis suis pertinentiis quibuscunque, tam non nominatis quam nominatis, 
tam subtus terra quam supra terram, procul et prope, ad predictmn 
castrum, jus electionis, officia, aliaque particulariter respectiue prescripta, 
cum suis pertinentiis, spectantibus seu juste spectare valentibus quomo- 
dolibet in fiiturum, libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et 
in pace, sine aliqua reuocatione, contradictione, impedimento aut ob- 

to us and our successors; of us and our successors in feu-farm and heritage 
for ever, by all their right, mMths and old marches, in houses, buildings bounds, 
gardens and greens, with free ish and entry ; and also to have and to hold all 
and whole the right of nomination, and yearly election of the said provost, bailies, 
magistrates, and other officers of the said burgh and dty of Olasgow ; and all and 
whole the foresaid offices of bailliary, justiciary and regality of the whole lands, 
lordships, baronies, and others belonging to the temporality of the said archbishopric 
of Glasgow, together with the disposal of all escheats falling vrithin the same, 
to the forenamed Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, and his heirs male above spedfied, of 
us and our successors, in heritable fee and free blench-farm for evermore ; with 
free ish and entry ; and with all and sundry other freedoms, commodities, profits, 
and easements, and their right pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as named, 
as well above the ground as under the ground, far and near, belonging or that may 
rightly belong in any way in time to come, to the foresaid castle, right of election, 
offices and others particularly and respectively above written, with their pertinents ; 
freely, quietly, fuUy, wholly, honourably, well and in peace, without any revocation, 
gainsaying, let or hindrance whatever. Further, we, for the good, faithful, and 



1600.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 267 

Btacnlo quocnnque. Insuper nos, pro bono fideli et gratuito Beruitio 
nobis per prefatnm nostrum charissimmn consanguineum et consiliarium, 
Ludonicum Lennocie ducem impenso, vnimxie, annexamus et incorporanms 
jus nominationis et annuatim electionis magistratuum et officiarionim 
dicti burgi et duitatis de Glasgow, necnon predicta officia balliatns et 
justiciarie, vnacum dispositione integrarum eschaetarum infra dictum 
Archiepiscopatum de Glasgow deuenientium, prefeto castro de Glasgow, ac 
partes et pendicula eiusdem fore. Acetiam volumus et concedimus, ao pro 
nobis et successoribus nostris decemimus et ordinamus, quod vnica sasina 
nunc per dictum Ludonicum Lennocie Ducem, et omni tempore foturo 
per eius heredes masculos, de prescripto Castro de Glasgow, stabit et 
Bufficiens erit sasina pro jure electionis et annuatim electionis magistratuum 
et officiariorum dicti burgi et ciuitatis de Glasgow, acetiam pro predictis 
officiis balliatus et justiciarie, cum dispositione eschaetarum infra dictum 
Archiepiscopatum de Glasgow deuenientiimi, tanquam partes et pendicula 
dicti Gastri de Glasgow existentes, absque aliqua alia particulari sasina de 
eisdem tempore frituro capienda. Preffttus Ludouicus Lennocie dux here* 
desque sui masculi superius nominati soluendo annuatim nobis et succes* 
soribus nostris nostrisque.thesaurariis Nouarum Augmentationum presen- 
tibus et pro tempore existentibus, summam viginti solidorum monete regni 

acceptable service done to ns by our foresaid dearest cousin and counsellor Ludovic 
Duke of Lennox, unite, annex, and incorporate the right of nomination and yearly 
election of the magistrates and officers of the said burgh and dty of Glasgow, and 
the foresaid offices of bailliary and justiciary, together with the disposal of all 
escheats falling within the said archbishopric of Glasgow to the foresaid castle of 
Glasgow, and to be parts and pendides of the same. And also we will and grant, 
and for us and our successors decern and ordain that a single seisin of the foresaid 
casUe of Glasgow now to be taken by the said Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, and by 
his heirs male in all time to come, shall stand and be a suffident seisin for the right 
of election and yearly election of the ma^strates and officers of the said burgh 
and dty of Glasgow, and also for the foresaid offices of biuUiary and justiciary, 
with the disposal of esdieats f alUng within the said archbishopric of Glasgow, as 
being parts and pendides of the said Castle of Glasgow, without any other 
particular seisin to be taken of the same in any time to come. The foresaid 
Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, and bis heirs male above named, paying yearly to us 
and our successors, and our treasurers of our New Augmentations present and for 
the time being, the sum of twenty shillings money of our kingdom, at two terms 
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258 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1603. 

noBtri, ad duos anni termlnos fefita, viz., Penthecostes et Sancti Martini in 
hieme per equales portionea, nomine feudifirme; acetiam edificando et 
reparando dictum castrum in necessariiB eiusdem ; necnon dictus dominus 
Lennocie dux heredesque sui masculi predicti exonerando sufficiens officium 
in utendo et exercendo predictorum officiorum balliatus et justiciarie infra 
bondas superius mentionatas, ac in nominatione et in annuatim electione 
prepositi, balliuorum, magistratuum et officiariorum dicti burgi et duitatis 
de Glasgow. In cuius REI testimonium huic presenti carte nostre magnum 
sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus. Testibus « • « Apud Halierude- 
bous, decimo septimo die mensis Nouembris, anno Domini millesimo 
sexcentesimo, ac anno regni nostri tricesimo quarto. 

of the year, to wit, the feasts of Whitsunday and Martinmas in wintct*, by equal 
portions, in name of feu-farm ; and also building and repairing the said castle in 
the necessaries thereof ; also the said Lord, Duke of Lennox, and his heirs male 
aforesaid, dlschar^g sufiBcient duty in using and exercising the foresaid offices 
of bailliary and justiciary within the bounds abovementioned, and in nomination 
and yearly election of the provost, bailies, magistrates and officers of the siud 
burgh and city of Glasgow. In wttness whbrbof we have commanded our great 
seal to be affixed to this our present charter. WnNESSss • « . At Halierude- 
hous, the seventeenth day of the month of November, the year of Qod one thousand 
six hundred, and thirty fourth year of our reign. 



LXXXVIII. 



Charter by Bang James VI., under his great seal, disponing in feu 
to Ludoyick, Duke of Lennox, and his heirs on the estate of 
Lennox, of the lands and barony of Glasgow and other lands and 
baronies. Berwick, 7 April 1603* 

Jacobus Dei gracia Rex Anglorum, Scotomm, Gallomm et Hyber- 
norum, fideique protector: OMNIBUS probis hominibus totius terre sue 

J AMES, by the grace of Ood, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, 
and defender of the faith : to all good men of his whole land, clerics and lidcs. 



1603.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 269 

clericis et laicis salutem. SoiATiS quia recordantes quod nos ex familia de 
Lennox nuper descendimus, que fiiit nobilis fame et nominis, ac volentes 
quod eadem in honore et commoditate tempore futuro premoueatur, et 
presertim per terras, dominia et baronias, balliatus et regalitatem archie- 
piscopatus de Glasgow, que in manibus nostris deuenerunt per actum 
factimi et conclusum in parliamento nostro tento apud Edinburgh in 
mense Julii anno Domini millesinxo quingentesimo octuagesuno septimo ; 
quoquidem acto integre terre temporales, regalitates, et officia omnium 
prelatiarum et beneficiorum maiorum et minorum infra nostrum regnum, 
in personam nostram deuoluuntur, et corone nostre annexantur, ac dis- 
Bolutio fecta pro locatione earundem iterum in feudifirma : IGITUR NOS, cum 
auisamento et consensu predilecti nostri consiliarii magistri Joannis 
Prestoun de Fentoun Bamis, nostri colleotoris generaKs ac thesauraii 
nostrarum Nouarum Augmentationum, dedimus, concessimus et hereditarie 
in feudifirma disposuimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre damns, cou- 
cedimus et hereditarie in feudifirma disponimus charissimo consanguineo 
nostro Ludouico Lennocie duci, comiti de DamKe, domino Tarboltoun, 
Metbuen et Aubigney, etc., magno camerario nostri regni, heredibus suis 
masculis et tallie in ipsius infeofamento ducatus de Lennox contentis, 
omnes et singulas terras, dominium, burgum, baroniam, regalitates, officia, 

greeting. Know ye, whereas we calling to mind, that we are recently descended of 
the family of Lennox, which was of noble fame and name, and willing that the 
same should be advanced in honour and estate in time to come, and specially by 
the lands, lordships, and baronies, bailliaries, and regality of the archbishopric of 
Glasgow, which have fallen in our hands by an Act made and concluded in our 
Parliament, holden at Edinburgh in the month of July, the year of God, one thousand 
five hundred and eighty seven ; by which Act, the whole temporal lands, regalities, 
and offices of all prelacies and benefices, greater and less, within our kingdom, 
devolve upon our person, and are annexed to our crown, and a dissolution made for 
setting the same again in feufarm : Therefore we, with advice and consent of our 
well-beloved councillor, master John Prestoun, of Fentoun Bamis, our collector- 
general, and treasurer of our New Augmentations, have given, granted, and in feu* 
farm heritably disponed, and by the tenor of our present charter, give, grant, and 
heritably in feufarm dispone, to our dearest cousin, Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, Earl 
of Damlie, Lord Torboltoun, Methuen, and Aubigney, etc., great chamberldn of 
our kingdom, and his heirs male and of taillie, contained in his infeftment of the 
dukedom of Lennox, All and sundry the lands, lordship, burgh, barony, regalitieEi, 



260 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1608. 

aliaque respectiue subscripta, viz., Totas et integras terras et baroniam 
de Glasgow, castrum, cimtatem, burgum et regalitatem de Glasgow, 
cum omnibus terris, bondis et tenementis, domibus, edificiis, pomariis, 
hortis, caudis, vstrinis, horreis, brasinis, aliisque edificiis infra predictum 
burgum, cum omnibus aliis castris, tunibus, fortaliciis, maneriebus, 
pomariis, hortis, siluis, molendinis, piscationibus, annexis, connexis, lie out- 
settis, partibus, pendiculis, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentium seruitiis, 
omnibusque suis pertinentiis ; totas et integras terras de baroniam de 
Carstaris, cum castris, turribus, fortaliciis, maneriebus, pomariis, hortis, 
siluis, molendinis, piscationibus, annexis, connexis, lie outsettis, partibus, 
pendiculis, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentium seruitiis, omnibusque 
suis pertinentiis ; jacentes infra vicecomitatum nostrum de Lanerk : totas 
et integras terras et baroniam de Stobo cum castris, turribus, fortaliciis, 
maneriebus, pomariis, hortis, siluis, molendinis, piscationibus, annexis, 
connexis, lie outsettis, partibus, pendiculis, tenentibus, tenandriis, libere 
tenentium seruitiis, omnibusque suis pertinentiis ; totas et integras terras 
et baroniam de Eddilstoun, cum castris, turribus, fortaliciis, maneriebus^ 
pomariis, hortis, siluis, molendinis, piscationibus, annexis, connexis, lie 
outsettis, partibus, pendiculis, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentium ser- 
uitiis, omnibusque suis pertinentiis, jacentes infra yicecomitatum nos? 

offices, and others respectively underwritten, to wit, All and whole the lands and 
barony of Glasgow, castle, city, burgh, and regality of Glasgow, with all lands, 
bounds, and tenements, houses, buildings, orchards, gardens, butts, maltkilns, 
bams, brewhoQses, and other buildings within the foresaid bnrgh, with all 
other castles, towers, fortalices, manor-places, orchards, gardens, woods, mills, 
fishings, annexes, connexes, outsets, parts, pendicles, tenants, tenandries, services 
of free tenants, and all their pertinents : aU and whole the lands and barony of 
Carstaris, with castles, towers, fortalices, manor-places, orchards, gardens, woods, 
mills, fishings, annexes, connexes, outsets, parts, pendicles, tenants, tenandries, 
services of free tenants, and all their pertinents, lying within our sheriffdom of 
Lanark: all and whole the lands and barony of Stobo, with castles, towers, 
fortalices, manor-places, orchards, gardens, woods, mills, fishings, annexes, connexes, 
outsets, parts, pendicles, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants, and all 
their pertinents : aU and whole the lands and barony of Eddilstoun, ynib castles, 
towers, fortalices, manor-places, orchards, gardens, woods, mills, fishings, annexes, 
connexes, outsets, parts, pendicles, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants, 
and all their pertinents, lying within our sheriffdom of Peiblis: all and whoto 



Ifi08.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 261 

trum de Peiblis: totas et integras terras et baroniam de Ancrmn, cum 
cafltris, turribus, fortaliciis, maneriebiiB, pomariifi, hortis, siluis, molendinis, 
piscationibus, annexie, connexis, lie outsettie, partibuB, pendiculis, ten- 
entibus, tenandriis, Kberetenentium seruitiis, omnibusque suis pertinentiis ; 
totas et integras terras et baroniam de Lileisleiff, cmn castris, turribus, 
fortaKciis, maneriebus, pomariis, hortis, siluis, molendinis, piscationibus, 
annexis, connexis, lie outsettis, partibus, pendiculis, tenentibus, tenandriis, 
liberetenentium seruitiis earundem, omnibusque suis pertinentiis; totas 
et integras terras et baroniam de Eskirk, cum castris, turribus, fortaliciis, 
maneriebus, pomariis, hortis, siluis, molendinis, piscationibus, annexis, con- 
nexis, lie outsettis, partibus, pendiculis, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenen- 
tium seruitiis, omnibusque suis pertinentiis ; jacentes infra vicecomitatum 
nostrum de Roxburgh : terras de Bischoppis Forrest, terras de Nuddrie- 
forrester, terras vocatas Halff Penny land in Carrik, terras ecclesiasticas 
de Cambusneihame ; aa omnes et quascunque alias terras ex antiquo 
urchiepiscopatui de Glasgow pertinentes, vbicunque eedem infra regnum 
nostrum jacent. AcETIAM fecimus, constituimus et ordinauimus, tenoreque 
presentis carte nostre, pro nobis et successoribus nostris, facimus, con- 
stituimus et ordinamus prefsitum Ludouicum Lennocie ducem, heredes 
sues masculos antedictos, dominos totius regalitatis de Glasgow infra 

the lands and barony of Ancnim, with castles, towers, fortalioes, manor-places, 
orchards, gardens, woods, mills, fishings, annexes, connexes, outsets, parts, 
pendicles, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants, and all their pertinents ; 
all and whole the lands and barony of Lileisleiff, with castles, towers, fortalices, 
manor-places, orchards, gardens, woods, mills, fishings, annexes, connexes, out- 
sets, parts, pendicles, tenants, tenandries, services of fi-ee tenants thereof, and 
all their pertinents ; all and whole the lands and barony of Eskirk, with castles, 
towers, fortalices, manor-places, orchards, gardens, woods, mills, fishings, annexes, 
connexes, outsets, parts, pendicles, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants, 
and all their pertinents ; lying within our sheriffdom of Roxburgh : the lands 
of Bischoppis Forrest, the lands of Nuddrie-Forrester, the lands called the 
half-penny land in Carrik, the kirklands of Cambusnethane \ and all and whatso- 
ever other lands, belonging of old to the archbishopric of Glasgow, wheresoever the 
same lie within our kingdom. Akd likewise we have made, constituted, and 
orduned, and by the tenor of our present charter, for us and our successors, make, 
constitute, and ordain, the foresaid Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, his heirs male afore- 
said, lords of the whole regality of Glasgow, within all the bounds thereof, as well 



262 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS. [1603. 

omnes bondas eiuedem, tarn proprietatis qnam tcnandrie eiusdem ; cum 
plena potestate ipsis) curias regalitatis et iusticiarie infra bondas predicte 
regalitatis, seu alicuius partis eiusdem, proprietatis et tenandrie eiusdem, 
tenentibus et inhabitantibus earundem aliisque quibuscunque quorum 
interest, statuendi, inchoandi, affirmandi, tenendi et quoties opus fuerit 
continuandi; sectas vocari faciendi, absentes amerchiandi, transgres- 
sores puniendi; exitus, amercbiamenta, bludewitas, et eschaetas dic- 
tarum curiarum, acetiam onmes alias eschaetas quas infra dictam 
regalitatem et bondas eiusdem cadere contingerit, pro quibuscunque 
criminibus per dictos inhabitatores seu quosuis alios infra bondas earundem 
(criminibus proditorii tantum exceptis) leuandi, percipiendi et ad eorum 
proficuum, applicandi, ac desuper ad eorum libitum voluntatis dispon- 
endi; et pro eisdem, si opus fuerit, namandi et distringendi, namata 
appreciari faciendi, vendendi et abducendi, secundum juri^ formam: omnes 
et singulos tenentes et inhabitantes eiusdem et tenandrie predicte re- 
galitatis, qui coram quibuscunque judice seu juris judicibus, spiritualibns 
vel temporalibus, attechiati seu arrestati fuerint, ad priuilegium et liber- 
tatem dicte regalitatis replegiandi^ reducendi et reportandi; cautionem 
de colleraith pro justicia partibus conquerentibus infra juris terminum 
dandi et prestandi ; deputatos vnum seu plures sub ipsis, cum clericis, 

property as tenandiy of the same ; with fall power to them, to set, begin, affirm, 
hold, and as ofteu as need be to continue courts of reg^ity and justiciary, within 
the bounds of the aforesaid regality, or any part of the same, property and tenandry 
thereof, for the tenants and inhabitants thereof, and others whomsoever whom it con* 
oems; suits to cause be called, absents to amerce, transgressors to punish; issues, 
amerciaments, bludewites, and escheats of the said courts, and also all other escheats 
which shall happen to fall within the sdd regality and bounds thereof, for whatever 
crimes committed by the inhabitants, or others whomsoever within the bounds thereof 
(crimes of treason only excepted), to uplift, receive, and apply to their profit, and 
dispone thereupon at their own will and pleasure ; and if need be, to poind and dis- 
train for the same, to cause appraise, sell, and lead away the goods poinded aooord- 
ing to form of law ; to repledge, lead and carry back all and sundry tenants and 
inhabitants of the same, and tenandry of the foresaid regality, who shall have 
been attached, or arrested before any judge or judges of law, spiritual or temporal, 
to the privilege and freedom of the said regality ; to give and afford to parties 
complainiug cautio de colleraith for justice within term of law ; to make, create, 
and cause be sworn, deputes one or more under them, with clerks, Serjeants, adjudi* 



1603.] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 268. 

seriandia, adiudicatoribus omnibusque aJiis officiariis et meinbris curie 
necessariifi, fadendi, creandi et jurari causandi ; pro quibus dictus dominus 
dux et Bui predict! respondere tenebuntur ; cum libera capella et cancel- 
laria regalitatis : ac generaliter omnia et Bingula alia vtendi et exercendi, 
que ad premifisa dinoscuntur necessaria facienda. Cum plena potestate 
dicto domino duci fiuisque predictis vocandi et proeequendi pro reduotione, 
annullatione et expiratione infeofamentorum feudifirmariorum (ai que 
sunt hactenus locata), terrarum et baronarium respective supraspecifica- 
tarum secundum leges nostri regni. Ac similiter volumus et concedimus, 
ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris decemimus et ordinamus quod 
memoratus noster charissimus consanguineus, Ludouicus Lennocie dux, 
heredesque sui masculi antedicti, habebunt plenum jus superioritatis 
omnium et singularum terrarum, dominii, baroniarum, castrorum, turrium 
et fortaliciorum, molendinorum, siluarum, piacationum, omniumque aliorum 
respectiue suprascriptorum, cum suis pertinentiis : et quod feudifirmarii, 
tenentes et possessores earundem easdem omni tempore future de dicto 
domino duce et heredibus suis in feudifirma tenebunt, pro annua solutione 
feudifirmarum et deuoriorum in infeofamentis earundem contenta, modo 
et ad terminos in eisdem specificates : et ad hunc effectum dedimus et con- 
cessimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre damns et concedimus memorato 

cators, and all other officers and members of court needful, for whom the said lord 
duke and his foresaids, shall be bound to answer ; with free chapel and chancery of 
regality : and generally all and sundry other things to use and exercise, which are 
known to be n^ful to be done in the premises. With full power to the said lord 
dnke and his foresaids, to call and pursue for reducing, annulling, and putting to 
end, of infeftments of feufarmers (if any be heretofore let), of the lands and baronies 
respectively above specified, according to the laws of our kingdom. Akd in likb 
HANNEB we will and grant, and for us and our successors, decern and ordain that our 
said dearest cousin, Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, and his heirs male aforesaid, shall have 
the full right of superiority, of all and sundry, the lands, lordship, baronies, castles, 
towers, and fortalices, mills, woods, fishings, and all others, respectively above* 
written, with their pertinents; and that the feufarmers, tenants, and possessors 
thereof, shall-hold the same in feufarm, of the siud lord duke and his heirs in all time 
coming, for the yearly payment of the feufarms and duties contained in the infef t* 
ments lliereof , in the manner and at the terms specified therein ; and to this effect we 
have given and granted, and by the tenor of our present charter, give and grant to 
the said lord duke and his heirs male, full power^ rights action, and interest, to cause^ 



364 CHABTERS AND DOCUMENTS [leOS. 

domino dud et heredibus suis mctsculis plenam potestatem, jus, actionem 
et interesse, causandi et compellandi dictos feudifirmarios, tenentes et 
posseBBores persoluere dicto domino duci et heredibus suis annuatim feudi- 
firmas, deuoria et seruitia in ipsorum infeo&mentis contenta, ac omnes 
alias clausulas et conditiones in eisdem specificatas perimplere, simili 
modo et adeo libere sicuti aliquis alius dominus superiori spiritualis aut 
temporalis, infra regnum nostrum, faoit vel fistcere poterit. Insurer nos 
pro causis suprascriptis, ac certis aliis magnis respectibus et considera- 
tionibus nos mouentibus, vniuimus, annexauimus, creauimus et incorpor- 
animus, ac tenore presentis carte nostre, pro nobis et successoribus nostria, 
Yniinus, annexamus, creamus et incorporamus omnes et singulas predictas 
terras, dominium, baronias, burgum et regalitatem supeiius mentionatas, 
cum castris, turribus, fortaliciis, maneriebus, pomariis, hortis, pratis, siluis, 
molendinis, piscationibus, officiis, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentimn 
.seroitiis, lie outsettis, partibus, pendiculis, aliisque particulariter et gener- 
aliter suprascriptis, omnibusque suis pertinentiis, in vnum integrum et 
liberum temporale dominium et regalitatem, cum priuilegio libere capelle 
et cancellarie, ac cum omnibus priuilegiis, immvnitatibus, honoribus, 
dignitatibus, casualitatibus, proficuis et commoditatibus quibuscunque, in 
vnum liberum temporale dominium et liberam regalitatem, liberamque 
capellam et cancellariam memorato Ludouico Lennocie duci et heredibus 

aad compel the said feufarmers, tenants, and possessors, to pay yearly to the said 
lord duke and his heirs the fenfarms, duties, and services contained in thdr 
infeftments, and to fulfil all other clauses and conditions contained in them, in like 
manner, and as freely as any other lord superior, spiritual or temporal, within our 
kingdom, does or may do. Morsoveb we for the reasons aboTewritten, and certain 
other great respects and considerations moving us, have united, annexed, created, 
and incorporated, and by the tenor of our present charter for us and our sucoessorsy 
unite, annex, create, and incorporate, all and sundry, the foresaid lands, lordship, 
baronies, burgh, and regality abovementioned, with castles, towers, fortalices, 
manor-places, orchards, gardens, meadows, woods, mills, fishings, offices, tenants, 
tenandries, services of free tenants, outsets, parts, pendides, and others particidarly 
and generally abovewritten, and all their pertinents, into one whole and free 
temporal lordship and regality, with privilege of free chapel and chancery, and 
with all privileges, immunities, honours, digmtieB,ca8ualities, profits, and commodities 
whatsoever, into one free temporal loidship, and free regality, and free chapel and 
chancery to the said Ludovic Duke of Lennox, and his heirs male, above spedfied- 



1603.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 265 

Buis masculis supraspecificatis, omni tempore fiituro dominium de Glasgow* 
nmicupandum. Ao volumus et concedimus, ac pro nobis et successoribua 
nostris decernimus et ordinamus quod vnica sasina per dictum Ludouicum 
Lennocie ducem, ac omni tempore future per eius heredes maeculos ante- 
dictos apud castrum et fort-alicium de Lochwod capienda, est et erit euf- 
ficiens sasina pro omnibus et singulis predietis terns, dominio, baroniid, 
officiis, aliisque respectiue superitis recitatis, cum suis pertitientiis, absque 
aliqua alia particulaji sasina, ad allquam aliam pai*tem seu locum eatun- 
dem sumenda ; non obstante quod non jacent contigue sed in diuersid 
vicecomitatibus ; penes quas dispensauimus, et per presentis carte nostre 
tenorem pro nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo dispensamus. 
Tenendas et habendas omnes et singulas predictas terras et baroniam de 
Glasgow, castrum, ciuitatem, burgum et regalitatem de Glasgow, terras 
et baronias de Garstairis, Stobo, Edilstoun, Ajicrum, LeilisleiVe, Eskirk, 
predictas terras de Bischopis Forrest, terras nuncupatas Half Penny Land 
in Carrik, terras de Nudrieforrestet apud Kirklistoun, et terras ecclesi- 
asticas de Cambusnethame, ac omnes alias villas et terras particulariter et 
generaliter superius mentionatas, ciim castris, tuiribus, fortaliciis, maner- 
iebus, pomfiuiis, hortls, siluis, molendinis, piscationibus, annexis, connexiii, 
lie outsettis, partibus, pendiculife, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentium 

to be called in all time to come the lordship of Glasgow. And we will, and grant, 
and for us, and our successors, decetn and ordsdn, that our seisin to be taken by 
the said Lndovic Duke of Lennox, and by his heirs male aforesaid, in all time to 
come, at the castle and fortalice of Lochwod, is, and shall be a sufficient seisin foi- 
aU and sundry, the foresidd lands, lordship, baronies, offices, and others i^spectively 
above recited, with their pertinents, without any other particular seisin to be taken 
at any other part or place thereof, notwithstsinding that they do not lie contiguous, 
but in diverse sheriffdoms ; wherewith we have dispensed, and by the tenor of out 
present charter, for us and our silccesdors dispense for ever. To have and to 
' HOLD, all and sundiy, the foresaid lands and bah)ny of Glasgow, castle, city, burgh, 
and regality of Glasgow, the lands and baronies Of Garstairis, Stobo, Edilstoun, 
Ancrom, LeUisleive, Eskirk, the foresaid lands of Bischopis Forrest, the lands called 
the half-penny Land in Carrik, the lands of Nadrie-Forrester at Kirklistoun, and the 
kirklauds of Cambusnethane, and all other towns and lands particularly and generally 
above-mentioned, with castles, towers, fortalices, manor-places, orchards, gardens, 
woods, mills, fishings,, aimexes, connexes, outsets, parts, pendicles, tenants, 
tenandiies, services of free tenants, and all their pertinents, now united, annexed, 
1 LL 



206 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1608. 

eemitiis, omnibusque Buis pertinentiis, nunc vnitas, annexatas et incor- 
poratas in vnnm integrum et liberum temporale dominium et regali- 
tatem, cum libera capella et cancellaria, vt predicitur, prenominato nostro 
charissimo consanguineo et conBiliario Ludouico Lennocie duci et heredibus 
suis masculis eupraspecificatis, de nobis et Buccessoribus noBtris, in feudifirma 
et hereditate imperpetuum; per omnes rectas metas suae antiquas et diuisaa, 
prout jacent in longitudine et latitudine, in caBtris, burgo, fortalidis, domi- 
bus, edificiis, boBcis, planis, moris, marresiiB, viis, semitis, aquiB, stagnis, 
riuoliB, pratiB, pascuis et pasturis, molendinis, multuris et eorum Bequelis, au- 
cupationibus, venationibus, piscationibus, petariis, turbariis, carbonibus, car- 
bonariis, cuniculis, cuniculariis, Columbia, columbariifl, fabrilibuB, brasinis, 
brueriis et geneBtis, siluiB, uemoribus et virgultis, lignis, tignis, lapicidiis, 
lapide et calce ; cum curiiB, querelis, herezeldis, bludewitis, amerciamentia 
et eschaetis dictarum curiarum ; cum priuilegio et libertate libere foreate, 
vert et venysoun, aok, eak, thole, theme, infangthei£i outfangtheif, pit et 
gallons, wrak, wair; cum communi pastura, libero introitu et exitu; ao 
cum omnibua aliis et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibuB, proficuis et 
asiamentia, ac juatis auis pertinentiis quibuscunque, tam non nominatis 
quam nominatis, tam subtus terra quam supra terram, procul et prope, ad 
predictas terras, dominium, baroniam et regalitatem, aliaque superius 

and incorporated into one whole and free temporal lordship and regality, with free 
chapel and chancery, as aforesaid, to our beforenamed dearest cousin and 
councillor, Ludovic, Dake of Lennox, and his heirs male aboye specified, of us and 
our successors, in feufarm and heritage for ever ; by all their right meiths and old 
marches, as they lie in length and breadth, in castles, burgh, fortalices, houses, 
buildings, woods, plains, moors, marshes, ways, paths, watery, dams, streams, 
meadows, grazings, and pastures, mills, multures, and their sequels, fowlings, 
huntings, fishings, peatmosses, turfbogs, coals, coalheughs, coneys, coneywarrens, 
doves, dovecots, smithies, brewhouses, heatiis and broom, woods, groves, and 
thickets, wood, timber, quarries, stone and lime ; with courts, plaints, hereyelds, 
bludewites, amerciaments and escheats of the said courts; with privilege and 
freedom of free forest, vert and venison, sok, sak, thole, theme, infangthlef, 
outfangthief, pit and gallows, wrak, wair; with common pasture, free ish and 
entiy ; and with all and sundry other freedoms, commodities, profits, and easements, 
and their right pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as named, as well under 
the ground as above the ground, far and near, belonging, or that may rightly 
belong in time to come, to the foresaid lands, lordship, barony, and regality, and 



1603.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 267 

mentionata, cum suis pertinentiis, Bpectantibus sen juste spectare valenti- 
bus infuturum ; libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et in pace, 
sine aliqna reuocatione, contradictione, impedimento ant obstaculo qno- 
eonque. Reddendo annnatim. prefatus noster charissimus consanguineus 
et eonsiliarins Ludonicns Lennocie dux heredesque sui masculi supra- 
specificati nobis et successoribus nostris, camerariis et factoribus presentibus 
et pro tempore existentibus, pro predictis terris et baronia de Glasgow, 
castro, ciuitate, burgo et regalitate eiusdem, cum suis pertinentiis, summam 
tricentarum quatuor librarum octo solidorum quatuor denariorum monete, 
triginta sex celdras quatuor bollas farine, triginta vnam celdras quinque 
boUas ordei, tredecim celdras quatuor bollas auenarum, quadraginta nouem 
duodenas caponum, triginta vnam duodenas pultriarum, quatuordecim 
duodenas cane salmonum lie cayne salmond ; pro predictis terris et baronia 
de Carstairis cum suis pertinentiis, quadraginta octo libras monete, quatuor 
celdras farine, vnam celdram quindecim bollas auenarum, quindecim 
duodenas caponum; pro predictis terris et baronia de Stobo cum suis 
pertinentiis, siunmam centum nouem librarum vnius solidorum et duorum 
denariorum monete, quadraginta trium boUauiim ordei, viginti bollarum 
farine, quadraginta trium vernicum lie wedderis, quatuordecim duodenarum 
caponum ; pro predictis teriis et baronia de Edilstoun, summam quad- 
raginta unius librarum, decem bollarum hordei, octodecim vemicTun et 

others abovementioned, with their pertinents, freely, quietly, fully, wholly, 
honourably, well and in peace, without any revocation, gainsaying, let or hindrance 
whatsoever. PATixa yearly our foresaid dearest cousin and councillor, Ludovic, 
Doke of Lennox, and his heirs male above specified to us and our successors, 
chamberlains and factors, present and for the time being, for the foresaid lands and 
barony of Glasgow, castle, city, burgh, and regality thereof, with their pertinents, 
the sum of three hundred and four pounds, eight shillings, four pennies of money, 
thirty six chalders four bolls of meal, thirty one chaJders five bolls of barley, 
thirteen chalders four bolls of oats, forty nine dozen capons, thirty one dozen 
poultry, fourteen dozen kaue salmon ; for the foresaid lands and barony of Carstairis, 
with thek pertinents, forty eight pounds of money, four chalders of meal, one 
chalder fifteen bolls of oats, fifteen dozen capons ; for the foresaid lands and barony 
of Stobo, with their pertinents, the sum of one hundred and nine pounds, one shilling, 
and two pennies money, forty three bolls of wheat, twenty bolls of meal, forty three 
wethers, fourteen dozen capons ; for the foresaid lands and barony of Edilstoun, 
the sum of forty one pounds, ^en bolls of wheat, eighteen wethers and a half wether. 



268 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1603. 

dimidie partis vniua vemicis, duorum duodenarum caponum, quatuor duo- 
denarum et duarum pultreanim ; pro predictis tenia et baronia de Ancrum 
cum Bids pertinentiifl, Bummam quinquaginta duarum librarum quatuor- 
decim Bolidorum monete ; pro predictis terns et baronia de Lileisleiff cum 
Buis pertinentiifi, Bimimam quipqiiagiuta trium librarum octodecim solid- 
ormn, octo denariorum monete ; pro predictis terris et baronia de Eskirk 
cum suis pertinentiis, summam sexaginta trium librarum tredecim Bolidorum 
quatuor denariorum ; pro predictis terris de Bischopis Forest cum suis 
pertinentiis, tredecim libras sex solidos octo denarios ; pro predictis terris 
de Nudreisforrester cupi suis pertentiis sex libras tredecim solidos quatuor 
denarios ; pro predictis terris vocatis H2|.lf Penny Land in Carrik, summam 
quinque librarum monete; ac pro predictis terris ecclesiasticis de Cam- 
busnethan^e, tredecim solidos quatuor denarios monete ; vnacum omnibus 
et quibuscunque aliis censibus, firmis, deuoriis et seruitiis in antique 
rentali episcopatiis de Glasgow contentip, Archiepiscopis de Glasgow 
perprius persoluere consuetis, ad tenninos solutionis vsitatos et consuetos ; 
necnon summam viginti me^rcarum monete annuatim in augmentationem 
predicti rentalis, ad duos anni terminos, festa viz. Penthecostes et Sancti 
Martini in hyeme per equales portiones nomine feudifirme ; ac duplicando 
dictas feudifirmas prime ctQno introitus cuiuslibet heredis ad terras, 

two dozen capons, four dozen and two poultry ; for the foresaid lands and barony 
of Ancrum, with their pertinents, the sum of fifly two pounds, fourteen shillings 
money ; for the foresaid lands and barony* of Lileisleiff, with their pertinents, the 
sum of fifty three pounds, eighteen shillings, eight pennies money ; for the foresaid 
lands and barqny of Eskirk, with their pertinents, the sum of sixty three pounds, 
thirteen shillings, foor pennies ; for the foresaid lands of Bischopis Forest, with 
their pertinents, thirt^n pounds, six ^hillings, eight pennies ; for the foresaid lands 
of Nudrie Forrester, with their pertinents, six pounds thirteen shillings four 
pennies; for th^ for^aid land^, called the h^lf -penny Land in Carrik, the 
sum of five pounds mqney ; and for the foresaid kirklands of Cambnsnethaue, 
thirteen shillings, four pennies money ; together with all and whatever other maills, 
farms, duties, and services are contained in the old rental of the archbishopric of 
Glasgow, in use before to be paid to the archbishops of Glasgow at the terms 
of payment used and wont: and the sum of twenty merks money yearly in 
augmentation of the foresaid rental, at two terms in the year, to wit, the feasts of 
Whitsunday and Martinmas in winter, by equal portions in name of feufarm ; and 
doubling the said feufarm the first year of the entry of every heir to the lands, 



1606.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 269 

dominram, baroniam, regalitatem, aliaque superiuB mentionata, prout vbus 
est feudifirme tantum. Ao PBETEREA promittimus in verbo principis ad 
ratificandum et approbandnm hoc presens infeofamentum feudifirme, 
integras clausulas et conditiones euprascriptas in eodem contentas, in 
nostro proximo parKamento, predicti domini Ludouici Ducis et heredum 
suonim maeculorum majore securitate eiusdem. In CUIUS Rex testimonium 
huic presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus. 
Testibus, . . . Apud Beruik, septimo die mensis Aprilis anno Domini 
millesimo sexcentesimo tertio, ac anno regni noetri Scotie tricesimo sexto, 
ac anno regnorum nostrorum Anglie, Gallic et Hybernie prime. 

lordship, barony, regahty, and others above mentioned, as is the use of fenfarm 
only. Akd fubthee we promise on the word of a prince to ratify and approve this 
present infeftment of fenfarm, the whole clanses and conditions abovewritten 
contained therein, in oar next parliament, for the greater security of the foresaid 
Lord Ludovic, Duke, and his heirs male thereui. In wttness whereof, we have 
commanded our great seal to be set to this our present charter. Witnesses, . . . 
At Berwick, the seventh day of the month of April, the year of God, one thousand 
six hundred and three, and of our reign in Scotland the thii*ty-sixth, and of our 
reign in England, France, and Ireland, the first year. 



LXXXIX. 

Lettke by King James VI., with the approval of the Duke of Lennox, 
authorising the City of Glasgow to have free election of its 
magistrates. Hampton Court, 27 September 1605. 

James, B. Quhairas upon speciale considerationes of the present 
estaite of our city of Glasgow, being in quantitie and number of traffic- 
quers and others inhabitants within the same, inferior to few of the cities 
and burrows of that our kingdome, we were moved to cause our right 
trustie cousine and coimcillour, Ludovick, Duke of Lennox, demit and 
overgive all clame of right he could pretend to ony superioritie aboune 
the said citie in election of their magistratis, nevertheless our said cousing, 



270 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1C06. 

fearing justlie that be the obscuritie of that write quhich was then Bet 
doune anent the said matter, some schreud interpretation may be made 
of the words thairin, not onlie direct against the meaning of the sub- 
scry ver of the write, but forder than any thing that was desyrit be us to 
be overgiven by our said cousing ; for cleiring quhairof, and taking away 
all scruple in that mater, we doe heirby declaire that by the said write 
thair was na farder meant to be overgiven but all clame of superiorites 
that mycht ony way be pretendit or challenged be the said Duke of 
Lennox in the renunciatione or election of the magistrats of that citie ; 
in quhich caise, as the same was friely renuncit be him, so was it our 
intention to grant unto the said citie als grite friedom of election of thair 
own magistrats yearly as ony other frie burgh or citie within our king- 
dom, and that the same sould be als frie as ony burgh of regalitie quhat- 
sumever ; bot that ayther his rycht of justiciarie and bailliarie of regalitie 
were ony way renuncit or overgiven, it is so far ayther from our desyre 
or his grant as that heirby we doe certifie that nather was ony sic thing 
meant, nather are we of ony uther mynd but that our said cousing sail 
still bruick and enjoy his rycht of justiciarie and bailliarie of regalitie 
within and aboune the said citie of Glasgow, conforme to his rychts 
infeftments and securities thereof. And that the said town of Glasgow 
sail have als fiie electione of their magistrats yearlie as either Edinburgh, 
Perth, Dundee, Striueling, or ony other fiie burgh or citie within this 
our realme or kingdome, and als frie as ony burgh of regalitie quhat- 
sumever. And in taken of his particular approbation of the premisses 
and his overgiven of his clayme of superioritie in the election of the 
magistrats of the said citie, our said rycht traist cousing hes subscryvit 
thir presents with his hand. And we ordain these presents to be insert 
and registrat in the buiks of secret councill ad futuram rei memoriam. 
Given at Hampton Coiui^ the 27 September 1605. Sic Subscribitur, 
Lennox. 



1606.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 271 



xa 

Draft of an Act of Parliament, superscribed by King James VI., 
for granting free liberty to the City of Glasgow to elect its 
Magistrates. 7 July 1606. 

V AMES, R. Oure Souerane Lord and Estaites of Parliament, presentlye 
conveynit, considering that the citie of Glasgow at the beginning being 
ane very meane and simple town, without ather trafficke or nowmer of in- 
habitantis, in the electioxm of thair magistrattis wer accustumat to demand 
the assent and approbatioun of thair Archbischope to the same ; and now 
the estaite of that citye being sa far mendit as nocht only the same is 
becum weill peopled and hes ane greit traide and trafficque, bot also 
be thair commissioneris in parliamentis, generall conventiouns, and 
conventiounis of borrowes, thay haif had speciall plaice and voice as ane 
frie citye of the kingdome, and hes borne taxatiouns, subsidyes and vther 
burdeynis ansuerable in proportioun with many of the best townes of the 
realme (sum very few exceptit), it caryes no ressoun that the said citye 
suld acknawledge in the nominatioun of thair magistrattis any subiect 
quhatsoevir, seing as thay ar immediatlye in dewtye and alledgeance 
obleist to the prince and subiect to burdeynis as vthir cities and borroughis 
ar ; sua in that quhilk is the kye of thair particular govemament, thair 
suld be na restrictioun of thair fredome, bot suld haif frie libertye to elect 
and cheis sick persouns as salbe thocht most fitt bothe to serve the prince 
and to goveme the citye it self; And TiiAiRPom our Souerane Lord, with 
advyise of the saidis estaites, declaires that the said citye of Glasgow in 
all tyme cumming sail haif als frie libertye in the electioun and cheising 
of thair magistratis yeirlye at the accustumat tymes as anye vther citye 
or borrough within the kingdome of Scotland, and that the approbatioun 
ather of thair archbischope or ony vther subiect quhatsoevir sail naway es 
be requisite or necessarye, bot the same to stand effectuall in all respectis 
without thair consent askit or demandit thairto. 

7 July 1606. Bemittis this mater to the nixt sessioun of Parlia- 
ment. 



272 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS £1606. 

XCI. 

Act of Parliament intituled ^ Act anent the restitution of the Estate 
of Bischoppis/ Edinburgh, 11 July 1606. 

In the parliament haUin at Perth the nynt day of Julij the yeir 
of God one thousand six hundred and sex yeiris, be vertue of ane speciall 
commissioun grantit be our Souerane Lord to that effect, vnder the 
great seall, of the date at Hamptouncourt the aucht day of Februar 
one thousand six hundred and four yeiris, OURE Souerane Lord, now in 
his absens furth of his Kingdome of Scotland, ernestlie desyring sa to 
provyde for the just and politique gouemament of that Estait as his fiuth- 
full subiectis thairof may perfytlie knaw that absens breids not in his 
royall mynd oblivioun of thair gude, bot that he is daylie mair and mair 
cairfuU of sic thingis as may tend maist to the honour, proflStt, and per- 
petuall stabilitie and quietnes of the said kingdome, quhairin vnderstanding 
religioun and justice to be sa necessar fdndamentis and pillaris, as by 
thame the authoritie of the princes and quietnes of the peopill in all times 
bipast hes cheiflie bene establischit and mantenit, quhill off lait, in his 
Maiesteis young yeiris and vnsetlit estaitt, the ancient and fundamental! 
poUcie, consisting in the mantenance of the thrie estaittis of parliament, 
hes bene greatumlie imparit and almost subuertit, specialie by the indirect 
abolischeing of the estait of Bischoppis by the Act of annexatioun of the 
temporalitie of benefices to the Crowne, maid in his Hienes Parliament 
haldin at Edinburgh in the moneth of Julij the yeir of God one thousand 
five hundred fourscoir sewin yeiris, quhairby, albeit it wes nather menit 
by his Majestic nor by his estaittis that the said estait of Bischoppis, con- 
sisting of benefices of cure, and being ane necessar estait of the Parlia- 
ment, suld ony wayes be suppressit, yit his Majestic, by experience of the 
subsequent time, hes cleirlie sene that the dismembering and abstracting 
frome thame of thair levingis hes brocht thame in sic contempt and 
povertie that they ar nocht hable to fiimeis necessaries to thair privat 
familie, mekill less to beir the charges of thair wonted rank in parliament 
and generall counsailles, and eftir the example of thair predecessouris to 
assist and supplie thair Prince with thair counsaill and gudis in tyme of 



1606,] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 273 

• 
peax and ware, the'remede quhairof propirlie belangis to his Majestie/' 
qnhome the haill Estaittis, of thair bimdin duetie, with maist hartlie and 
faithfiill affectionn, hutnelie and trewlie acknawleges to be Sonerane 
Monarche, absolute Prince, Judge, and Gouemour over all persones, estaittis, 
and caussis, baith spirituall and temporall, within his said realme : Thair- 
FOIR his Majestie, with express advyse and consent of the saidis haill 
estaittis of Parliament, being cairfull to repone, restoir, and redintegrat 
the said estait of Bischoppis to thair ancient and accustomed honour, 
digniteis, prerogatiues, privilegis, levingis, landis, teyndis, rentis, thriddis,' 
and estaitt, as the samyn wes in the reformit kirk maist ample and Me at 
onytTme befoir the act of annexatioun foresaid, be the tennour heirof 
retreittis, rescindis, reduces, cassis, abrogattis, and annullis the foirsaid. 
Act of annexatioun of the temporalitie of benefices to the Crown, maid in> 
the jeir of God one thousand five hundred fourscoir sewin yeiris, as said 
is, in so far as the samyn may in ony sorte comprehend or be extendit 
to the authoritie, dignitie, prerogatiues, priuileges, touris, castellis, forta- 
lices, landis, kirkis, teyndis, thriddis, or rentis of the saidis Bischoprikis, 
or ony pairt thairoi^ with all vtheris Actis of Parliament maid in prejudice 
of the saidis Bischoppis in the premissis, or ony of thame, with all that 
hes foUowit or may follow thairvpoun, and all actis for dismembring of 
particular kirkis or commoun kirkis of the saidis Bischoprikis frome the 
samyn, or for separatioun of the thriddis of the saidis Bischoprikis frome 
the bodie titill and twa pairt of the samyn, to the effect the persones pre* 
sentlie provydit to the Bischoprikis of Scotland, or ony of thame, or that 
sail heireftir be provydit to the samyn, may freilie, quietlie, and peciablie 
injoy, brvik, and posses the honburis, digniteis, privileges, and prerogatives 
competent to thame or thair estait sen the Reformatioun of the Religioun, 
and air touris, fortalices, landis, kirkis, teyndis, rentis^ twa pairt thriddis, 
patronages, and richtis quhatsumeuir belangiAg to the saidis Bischop^ 
rikis, or ony of thame, and vse and excerce the samyn, and frelie dispone 
vpoim the haill twa pairt and thrid temporalitie and spiritualitie of thair 
saidis Bischoprikis, and all the premises belonging to the saidis Bischop* 
rikis, as the saidis actis of annexatioun and remanent actis maid in ony- 
wayes to thair preiudice in the premisses, and euerie ane of thame, and 
all that followit thairvpoun, had nevir bene maid nor done, they allwayes 
intertenying the Ministeris serveing at the cure of the kirkis of thair 
saidis BischopriUs vpoun the reddiest of thair saidis thriddis, according 
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274 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS. [1606. 

to the ordinar assignationis maid or reasonable to be maid thairanent : 
Attoure, becaiiB his Maiesteis intentiomi is onlie to restoir the Bischop- 
rikis quhilkis ar benefices of cure, and nawajes to alter ony thing 
done in vther benefices quhilkis ar nocht of cure, and for the better 
satisfactioim of his Majesteis subiectis and faithfuU serveoidis, quhome 
his Majestic, in his princelie liberalitie for diuerse gude respectis and 
caussis moveing him, hes beneficit, rewardit, and advanceit with erec- 
tionis, fewis, patronages, teyndis, and vtheris infeftmentis, confirmationes 
of landis, rentis, teyndis, patronages, and vthers richtis of abbaceis, 
prioreis, and vtheris benefices, nocht being bischoprikis ; and to the effect 
that they be nocht prejudgeit nor put in mistrust by this act of thair 
secuiitie in the premisses, his Hienes, with advyse of the haill estaittis 
of Parliament, ratefeis, approves, and for him and his successouris per- 
petualie confermes the haill erectionis, infeftmentis, confirmatiounes, 
patronages, takkis, and vtheris securiteis of landis, teyndes, patronages, 
richtis, and rentis quhatsumeuir of the saidis haill benefices foirsaides, or 
ony pairt thairof (nocht being bischoprikis) gewin, disponit, or confermit 
be his Majestic during the tyme of the said Parliament haldin in the 
moneth of JuUj one thousand five hundred fourscoir sewin yeiris, of 
befoir or sen syne, maid agreable to the lawis and actis of the said 
Parliament fourscoir sewin, and vtheres lawis and actis inaid sensyne, 
and faithfiillie promittis in verba principU neuir to querrell nor impugne 
the samin dir^ctlie nor indirectlie in ony tyme cuming; as alsua for the 
Weill and securitie of the tennentis of the landis and teyndis of the saidis 
Bischoprikis quha since the Act of Annexatioun hes debursit diuerse 
soumes of money to his Hienes thesaurar for making and confermyng to 
thame of thair infeftmentis, takkis, and securiteis of the saidis landis, 
teyndis, and rentis of the said Bischoprikis possessit by thame^ and to the 
effect that the annulling of the said act of annexatioun be^eiff thame 
nocht altogidder of the saidis landis, teyndis, and rentis of bischoprikis 
acquirit by thame, vpoun thair large charges and expensses, according to 
the law than standing; and that vpoun the vther pairt the saidis Bischop- 
rikis be nocht altogidder maid vnproffitable be the vnlauchfull dikpida* 
tioun of the rentis thairof and hurtfull oonversioun of the victuall, caynis, 
customes, and vtheris oomoditeis of the samin for vnequall and vnworthie 
prices, thairfoir his Majestic, with advyse of his Estaittis foirsaidis, or* 
danis the saidis persones, possessouris of the landis or teyndis of Bischop? 



ie06.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 276 

rikiB be vertne of infeftmentis, confirmatiounes, or takkis of the samin 
grantit or sett since the said act of annexatioon, and conforme to the 
samin and lawis of the realme at the tyme of the making thairof, sail 
have the securiteis, confirmatiounes, takkis and richtis of the saidis landis 
and teyndis of the Bischoprikis foirsaidis renewit and grantit to thame in 
sufficient, perfyte, and vaUde forme be the Bischoppis, possessouris of the 
saidis benefices, the saidis fewaris, takismen, and tenentis pajand to the 
saidis Bischoppis for gressnm, entres and compositioun for renewing of 
thair saidis fewis of all landis and vtheris belonging to the saidis Bischop- 
rikis, and als for ratificatioun of thair saidis takkis, of all teyndis per- 
teniog thereto, off the quhilUs at the day and date heirof thair is 
ten yeiris croppis of the samyn to ryn, the doubill of the yeirlie siluer 
doetie contenit in thair saidis fewis and takkis, and the singill of the 
victuall duetie and of all vther dueteis expressit thairin, and that by 
and attonre the yeirlie dnetie expressit in thair saidis fewis and takkis ; 
the qnhilkis dueties for gressun, entres and compositioun, the haill Est 
taittis of Parliament dedairis sail be payit be the saidis fewaris, takismen 
and tennentis, within yeir and day eftii they be lachfiillie cytit to that 
effect, and for that samyn cause, or eftir that intimatioun, of the samyn be 
maid to thame be the Bischoppis in thair awin courtis ; and in cais of nocht 
thankfull payment of the double of the said siluer duetie, and of the 
singill of the said victuall and vtheris dueties within yeir and day eftir 
the said dtatioun and intimatioun as said is, the saidis Estaitis of Parlia- 
ment findis and declairis that the saidis fewaris and takkismen sail be 
astrictit to pay eftir the expyring of the said yeir and day (thankfull 
payment nocht being maid within that space of the foirsaidis gressumes, 
enteres and compositioun extending to the quantitie abovewritten) thQ 
quadruple of the siluer duetie, and the doubill of the said victuall and 
vthereis dueteis foirsaidis to the saidis Bischoppis, by and attour the 
yeirlie dueteis contenit in thair saidis fewis and takkis as saidis ; and the 
saidis Estatis declairis that gif thair is nocht ten yeiris compleit to ryn of 
the saidis takkis of teyndis pertenyng to the kirkis of the saidis Bischop- 
rikis eftir the day and date heirof in that caise the takismen onnawayes sail 
be astrictit to pay ony gressmn, enteres or compositioun for the samyn, to 
the saidis Bischoppis, bot they to be Me thairof. Attoure the saidis 
Estaittis declairis that the ^id act and ordinance of Parliament sail 
nawayes be extendit comprehend nor prejudge ony fewis of Bischoprikis 



276 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS 11606. 

lachfullie sett and confirmit befoir the said Act of Annexatioun qatdlk 
wes in the said moneth of Julij one thousand five hundred fonrscoir 
sewin yeiris. ExCEPTAND and Beserveand alwayes fturth of the present 
Act all dispositionis maid of qnhatsumeuir patronages of the kirkis per- 
tening to the saidis Bischoprikis dispbnit be lauchfiill titularis and the 
Kingis Majestic, and ratefeit in Parliament, in £Biuouris of qnhatsumeuir 
persone or persones and nane vtheris, and fiadis and declairis all and 
quhatsumeuir dispositionis maid of the foirsaidis patronages of all Mrkis 
perteniug to Bischoprikis disponit be the lachftdl titularis and his Majestic, 
and nocht confermit in Parliament, to be of nane availl although the samyn 
patronages be grantit and disponit be the Eingis Majestic and titularis 
thairof. And lykwayes Exceptand and Beservand all commoun kirkis 
pcrtening of auld to the saidis Bischoppis and thair Chaptour in commoun- 
tie quhiUds ar disponit be his Majestic to quhatsumeuir persone at ony 
tyme preceding the date of this present act. And the saidis Estaittis 
declairis that gif thair be ony commoun kirkis pcrtening to the saidis 
Bischoprikis and to thair Chaptour of auld that now pertenis and fallis 
to thame be vertew of this present act, that thairby the Ministeris quha 
ar lauchfullie provydit to the saidis commoun kirkis be presentatioun, 
collatioun, and • admissioun, and serveing thairat, sail nawayes be pre- 
judgeit during thair lyfetymes, bot that the saidis provisionis sail be 
sufficient richt and warrand to the saidis Ministeiis to bruik, joise, and 
posses thair commoun kirkis foirsaidis, according as they ar provydit 
thairto for all the dayes of thair lyfelimes, notwithstanding of quhat- 
simieuir clause contenit in this present act or ony vther act of Parliament, 
that micht mak ony derogatioun to the ssddis provisionis. Exceptand 
alwayes and Beserveand the Castell of San6tandrois and Castcll yairdis of 
the samin, disponit to George Erie of Dunbar vpon the resignatioun of 
George Archibischop of Sanctandrois, dissolvit and dismemberit &a the 
said Archbischoprik be cure said Souerane Lord and Estaittis, with express 
consent and assent of the said Archbischop personalie comperand in 
Parliament, quhome to cure said Souerane Lord in place and recompence of 
the said Castell, hes gewin and disponit the provestrie of Eirkhill, vicarage 
and archidenrie of Sanctandrois, to remane with the said Archbischop 
and his successouris, by and attoure ane yeirlie pensioun of thrie hundred 
merkis gewin to the said Archibischop, sua that the said Castell and 
Castell yairdis sail nawayes be qomprehendit in this present Act, nor yit 



»i06.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 277 

sail be comptit nor estemit in 0117 tytne heireftir ony pairt or portioun 
of the patrimonie of the said Archibischoprik, bot Ball remane with the 
said George Erie of Dunbar his airis and snccessouris, as thair propir 
heretage, landiinllie disponit to thame, and dissolnit fra the said Arclii^^ 
bischoprik. And in lyk maner the saidis Estaittis dedans that the foirsaid 
act grantit in fauonris of the saidis Bischoppis, sail nocht be extendit nor pre- 
judiciall to the infefbmentis, richtis, and titillis, maid to Sir Robert Melvill 
of Murdocamie, knyght, his airis and successouris mentionat thairin, of the 
laindis of Monjmsdll and Xethame, with the maner place, yairdis and 
biggingis of Monymaill and patronage of the kirk of Monymaill, per- 
tening of auld to the Archibischop of Sanctandrois ; and declaris the 
samyn infeftmentis to stand in the awin strenth, nochtwithstanding 
of this present act ; provyding always that the said Sir Robert 
Melville and his airis snstene and interteny the Ministeris serveing 
at the said kirk, vpoun the fruittis of the samin kirk. And notwith- 
standing of this present act and haill danssis thairin contenit, cure said 
Souerane Lord with advyse foirsaid, having oonsiderit the fewaris of 
the baronie of Glasgow to be mony in number, and the povertie of the 
maist pairt of thame to be suche as they are nocht abill to fumesche 
the ordinary charges for renewing thair infeftmentis, haif dispensit, 
and be this present act dispenssis anent the foirsaid claus of renevnng 
of fewis vnth sa mony of the saidis fewaris as have takin thair fevds 
without diminutioun of the rentall and conversioun of victuall and 
vtheris dueteis in siluer, and quha sail obtene ane ratificatioun frome 
Johne, now Archibischop of Glasgow, of the saidis fewis and richtis befoir 
the Feist of Alhallowmes nixtocum ; and declaris the fewis lauchfallie sett 
as said is to the saidis persones valide and effectual, thair airis, successouris, 
and assignais alwayes entering be the said Archibischop as thair immediat 
superiour, and be his successouris, to thair saidis landis, rowmes and pos- 
sessionis be brevis rasit out of the said Archibischoppis chancellarie, 
preceptis of clare eonstatj resignationis, and confirmationis as vse is, and 
payand thair few maillis, fermes, multuris, caynis, and vtheris dueteis to 
the said ArchibLschop and his successouris in all tyme hereafter, but pre- 
iudice to the Lettres of Gift and Pensionis grantit to the Duke of 
Lennox, Sir George, Sir James, and Sir Archibald Erskynnis, pensionis 
furth of the fruittis of the said Archibischoprik of Glasgow, to be bruikit 
be the said Lord Duik during the said Lord Dukis lyfetyme alanerlie. 



278 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1611. 



xcn. 

Charter by King James YI.^ confirming all rights and priyileges, 
previously granted to the Burgh and City of Glasgow, and erect- 
ing the same into a Royal Burgh. Royston, 8 April 1611. 

tlACOBUS Dei gratia Rex Magne Britannie, Francie, et Hybemie, 
fideique defensor, omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue clericis et 
laicis salntem. SoiATiS quia nos intelligentes quod nostri nobilissimi et 
antiquissimi progenitores, ex speciali fauore erga archiepiscopos Glas*- 
guenses gesto, erexerunt burgum et duitatem eiusdem in burgum regalem^ 
investando eundem cum libertatibus et priuilegiis ad hoc spectantibus ; que 
pluribus annis elapsis bene et in pace pacifice possederunt et gauisi sunt ; 
et nunc nos optima voluntate effecti pro grato et obediente seruitio nobis 
per prepositos, balliuos, consules et communitatem dicti burgi et ciuitatis 
Glasguensis [prestito et impenso], eadem augere et corroborare : ideo 
ex speciali serioque rogatu dilectissimi nostri consiliarii et reuerendis- 
simi in Cristo patris, Joannis archiepiscopi Glasguensis, ratificauimus, 
approbauimus, et pro nobis, et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo coui- 
firmauimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre ratificamus, approbamus, 
ao pro nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo confirmamus omnia 



V AMES, by the grace of God, King of Oreat Britain, France, and Ireland, and de- 
fender of the fai&, to all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics greeting. 
Enow te, whereas we understanding that our most noble and ancient progenitors, 
from the special favour which they bore towards the Archbishops of Glasgow, erected 
the burgh and city thereof into a Royal Burgh, investing it with the heedoms and 
privileges thereto belongiDg, which for many years bygone they have weU and 
peaceably possessed and enjoyed, in peace ; And now we, for the thankful and 
obedient service rendered to us by the provosts, bailies, councillors, and community 
of the said burgh and city of Glasgow, moved with the greatest goodwill, to increase 
and confirm the same : Thebsforb, at the express and earnest request of our well 
beloved counsellor the most reverend father in Christ, John, archbishop of Glas- 
gow, have ratified, approved, and for us and our successors for ever confirmed, and by 
ibe tenor of this present charter, ratify, approve, and for us and our successors, for ever, 



1611.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 279 

et quecunqne infeo&menta,' donationes, jura, prinlegia, libertates et im- 
moiiitates, per nos vel nostros nobilissimoB predicesBoreB dicti burgi 
et ciuitatis Glasguensis prepositis, balliuis, conBulibus et oommunitati 
eiusdem concesBCk, et in quorum vsu ac poBBessione aliquo tempore pre- 
terito fuerunt; vnacum omnibus decretis, actis consilij et Parliamenti 
in eorum &uorem obtentis et conceBsis: quequidem generalitas tanti 
erit roboris et efficade, acsi eadem verbatim in hac presenti carta nostra 
inserta essent. Preterea nos, cum consenfiu et assensu dilectisBimorum 
nostrorum consiliariorum, Alexandri comitis de Dumfermling, supremi 
cancellarii regni nostri Scotie, dicti Joannis archiepiscopi Glasguensis, 
Dauidis domini Scone, Magistri Joannis Prestoun de Fentounbamis, 
domini Thome Hammilto^n de Bynnie militis, domini Alexandri Drum- 
mound de Midhope militis, et domini Joannis Amote militis, dedimus, 
ooncesBimus, et in feudifirmam pro perpetuo disposuimus, tenoreque pre^ 
sentis carte nostre damns, concedimus, et in feudifirmam pro perpetuo 
disponimus dictis preposito, balliuis, consulibus et communitati dicti 
burgi et ciuitatis Glasguensis, et eorum successoribus, Totum et integ- 
rum dictum burg^um et ciuitatem Glasguensem; cum domibus, edifidjs, 
hortis, terris, tam lie outfeild quam infeild, cultis quam incultis, cus- 
tumis per terram et aquam, juribus, libertatibus, et priuilegijs patronatuum, 

confirm. All and whatsoever infeftments, gifts, rights, privileges, freedoms, and im- 
mmiities, granted by us or oar most noble predecessors to the provosts of the said 
bnigh and city of Glasgow, bailies, ooundllors, and commanity tiiereof, and whereof 
they have been in use and possession at any time bygone ; together with all decreets^ 
acts of Council and parliament obtamed and granted in their favour : and this gene- 
rality shall be of as great strength and effect, as if the same had been inserted word 
by word in this our present charter. Fubtheb, we, with consent and assent of our 
well beloved counsellors, Alexander earl of DunfermUne, high chancellor of our 
kingdom of Scotland, the said John archbishop of Glasgow, David Lord Scone, 
Master John Prestoun of Fentounbamis, Sir Thomas Hammiltoun of Binnie, knight. 
Sir Alexander Drummound of Midhope, knight, and Sir John Amote, knight, have 
given, g^nted, and in fee-farm for ever disponed, and by the tenor of our pre- 
sent charter, give, grant, and in fee-farm for ever dispone, to the said provost, 
bailies, councillors and community of the said burgh and dty of Glasgow, and 
their saocessors, All and whole the said burgh and dty of Glasgow, with houses, 
bnildings, gardens, lands, as well outfield as infield, tilled as untilled, customs by 
land and water, rights, freedoms and privile^ of patroniiges and gift of benefices 



280 : CfiARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1611. 

et donatione beueficiorum capellaniarum prebendarianim alteragiormn, 
molendinis, inulturis, lie suckin, et knaifchip eiusdem, ezoneratione et 
oneratione nauium, cymbarum, lie barkU^ crearisy et aliorum vasonim 
cuiuficunque generis, emptione omnium genermn bonormn et mercimn, 
tarn omnimn nauimn quam aliorum cuiuscimque generis vasorum, ex- 
traneonmi aut domesticorum, venientium in Glotam, vulgo lie Clyde^ intra 
omnes bondas eiusdem, a lie Clochstane ad Pontem Glasguensem, vsitatas 
et consuetas, salmonum piscationibus infra et supra dictum Pontem Glas- 
guensem ex vtraque ripa amnis de Clyde, per eos eorumque predicessores 
possessis ; cimi libero priuilegio aque et amnis de Clyde, mercature, lie traf- 
ficque et trade eiusdem, aliorumque quorumcunque ad dictum burgum per- 
tinentium, et de quibus in possessione fuerunt, et sunt in vsu et pos- 
sessione, per terram, mare, et aquam. Aoetiam fecimus, ereximus, 
et constituimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre &cimus, constituimus, 
et erigimus dictum burgum et ciuitatem Glasguensem in vnum libe- 
rum Burgum Regalem; cum omnibus libertatibus, priuilegijs, honori- 
bus, immunitatibus, et jurisdictionibus, que, per leges et consuetudinem 
huius regni nostri ad Uberum burgum regalem pertinent: cum speciali 
libertate dictis prepositis, balliuis, consulibus, et communitati dicti burgi 
et duitatis, exercendi, et vtendi arte mercature, per mare et terras, 
domestice et exteme; et ibidem fora vnaquaque septimana, et vsitatas 

chaplainries, prebends, and altarages, mills, mnltures, snckin and knaveship thereof, 
loading and unloading of ships, barks, crears, and other vessels of whatsoever kind 
they be, buying of all sorts of goods and merchandise, as well of all ships as of other 
vessels of whatever kind, home or foreign, commg in the Clyde, within all the 
bounds thereof, used and wont, from the Clochstane to the Brig of Glasgow, sal- 
mon fishings below and above the said Brig of Glasgow, on either bank of 
the river Clyde, possessed by them and their predecessors ; with free privilege 
of the water and river of Clyde, trade and traffic thereof, and others whatso- 
ever pertaining to the said burgh, and wherein they have bc^n in possession, and 
are in use and possession, by land, sea, and water. Mobbover, we have made, 
erected, and constituted, and by the tenor of our present charter, make, constitatc, 
and erect the said burgh and city of Glasgow, into a free Royal Bnrgh ; with all 
the freedoms, privileges, honours, immunities, and jurisdictions, which by the laws 
and custom of this our realm belong to a free royal burgh ; with special liberty to 
the said provosts, bailies, councillors and community of the said burgh and dty to 
exeicise and use the craft of trade, by land^ and sea, at home and abroad ; and 



1611.] RELATING TO THE CSTY OF GLASGOW. 281 

nimdinas tenendi et obsemandi; et cuBtmnas et omnes alias casualitates 
ad eadem pertinentes recipiendi ; et acta et statuta pro reipublice guber- 
natione fisiciendi, et constituendi, et eadem debite executioiii mandandi. 
Et ordinamus, decemimus, et declaramuB quod vnica sasina capienda per 
prefatum prepositum, aut vnmn aliquem balliuorum dicti burgi et ciuitatiB 
pro tempore, ad crucem foralem eiusdem, nomine omnium burgeneimn et 
communitatis eiusdem, per traditionem terre et lapidis fundi, et aurei 
nummi, effioax illis prestabit, sine reiteratione alicuius none sasine, imper- 
petuum. Tenendum et habendum totum et integrum dictum burgum et 
duitatem Glasguensem, cum domibus, terris molendinariis, multuris, lie 
Buckinj knaifchipU, donatione beneficiorum capellaniarum alteragiorum, 
custmnis et priuilegijs per mare terras et aquas, exoneratione et oneratione 
nauiiun et aliorum vasorum cuiuscimque generis, emptione merdimi in&a 
bondas predictas, piscationibus, partibus, pendiculis, et omnibus aliis liberi- 
tatibus eiusdem per eos suosque predicessores possessis, dictis preposito, 
balliuis, consuUbus et communitati dicti burgi et ciuitatis, de nobis et suc- 
cessoribus nostris,in feudifirma, hereditate, et libero burgagioimperpetuum; 
per omnes rectas metas eiusdem vsitatas et consuetas, prout jacent in Ion* 
gitudine et latitudine ; in domibus, edificijs, boscis, planis, moris, marresijs, 

to keep and observe a market there every week, and the fairs used and wont, 
and to uplift customs and all other casualties belonging to the same; and to 
make and ordain acts and statutes for the good rule of the commonweal, and 
put the same to due execution. And we ordain, decern, and declare, that one 
Sasme to be taken by the foresaid provost, or any of the bailies of the said 
burgh and dty for the time, at the market cross thereof, in name of all the 
burgesses and community of the same, by delivery of earth and stone of the 
ground, and a coin of gold, shall be effectual to them, without repeating of any new 
Sasine, for ever. To have and to hold all and whole the said burgh and dty of 
Glasgow, with houses, mill lands, multures, suckin, knaveships,* donation of bene- 
fices, chapldnries, and altarages, customs and privileges by sea, land, and water, 
lading and unlading of ships and other vessels of whatsoever kind, buying of 
meichandice within the foresaid bounds, fishings, parts, pendicles, and all other 
freedoms thereof, possessed by them and their piedecessors, to the said provost, 
bailies, coundllors, and community of the said burgh and dly, of us and our suc- 
cessors, in feu-farm, heritage, and free burgage for ever ; by all the right meiths 
thereof used and wont, as they lie in length and breadth, in houses, buildings, woods, 
plains, moors, marshes, ways, paths, waters, ponds, streams, meadows, graadngs and 
1 NN 



282 CHABTERS AND DOCUMENTO [1611. 

injs, semitis, aquis, stagnis, riuolis, pratis, pascuis, et pasturifi, molendinis, 
multuris et eorum sequelis, aucupationibuB, venationibufi, piscationibufi, 
petarijs, turbarijs, carbonibus, carbonarijs, cuniculis, cunicularijs, columbis, 
columbaxijs, fabrilibus, brasinis, bruerijs et genestis, syluis, nemoribiis, et 
virgultis, lignis, tignis, lapicideis, lapide et calce; cum curijs et earum ex- 
itibuB, herezeldis, bluduitis, et muliermn merchetis; cum communi pastiira, 
libero introitu et exitu ; ac emu omnibufi alijs et singulis libertatibus, com- 
moditatibus, proficuis, asiamentis, ac justis suis pertinentijs quibuscunque, 
tam non nominatis quam nominatis, tarn subtus terra quam supra terram, 
procul et prope, ad predictum burgum regalem spectantibus, seu juste 
spectare valentibuB quomodolibet in futurum ; libere, quiete, plenarie, in- 
tegre, honorifice, bene, et in pace, sine aliqua reuocatione, contradictione, 
impedimento, aut obstaculo quocunque. Reddendo inde annuatim dicti 
prepositi, balliui, consules et communitas dicti burgi et <;iuitatis, nobis, et 
fiuccessoribus nostris, pro dicto burgo et ciuitate Glasguensi, et alijs pre- 
dictis, seruitium burgi vsitatum et consuetum, cum summa sexdecim 
mercarum monete regni nostri Scotie dicto archiepiscopo Glasguensi, et 
suis successoribus, annuatim imperpetuum. ProUISO tamen quod hec 
nostra carta, donatio, et ratificatio antedicta nullo modo impedimento, 
nee prejudicio erit libertatibus et priuilegijs per nos nostros que nobilissimos 

pastures, mills, multares and their seqaels, fowlings, huntiDgs, fishings, peat mosses, 
turf bogs, coals, coalheughs, coneys, ooneywarrens, doves, dovecots, forges, brew- 
honses, heaths and broom, woods, groves, and thickets, wood, timber, quarries, 
stone and lime ; with courts and their issues, hereyelds, bludwites, and marchets 
of women ; with common pasture, free ish and entry ; and with all other and 
sundry freedoms, commodities, profits, easements, and their right pertinents whatso- 
ever, as well not named as named, as well under the ground as above the ground, 
far and near, belonging to the foresaid royal burgh, or that may rightly belong in 
any way in time to come ; freely, quietly, fully, wholly, honourably, well, and in 
peace, without any revocation, gainsaying, hindrance or obstacle whatsoever. Pat- 
INO therefor yearly the said provosts, bailies, councillors, and community of the 
said burgh and dty to us and our successors for the said burgh and dty of Glasgow, 
and others foresaid, the service of burgh used and wont, together with the sum of 
sixteen merks usual money of our kingdom of Scotland to the said archbishop of 
Glasgow, and his successors, yearly for ever, PfiOvroED, however, that this our 
charter gift and ratification foresaid shaU in no wise be hindrance or prejudice to 
the freedoms and privileges granted by us and our most noble progenitors to the 



1611.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 28» 

progenitores concessis archiepiscopo dicte ciuitatis Glasguensis, poteetati 
eligendi magistratus, prout nunc temporis in vsu sunt, et priuilegio re- 
galitatis; neque quod emolumenta, deuoria, firme, custume, aut alio 
commoditates quecunque, ad dictum archiepiscopum spectantia, eiusque 
successores, aut quorum ille eiusque predicessores aliquo tempore anteacto 
yllum jus seu possessionem habuerunt, diminuantur ; et quod prepositi, 
balliui, consules, et communitas dicti burgi et ciuitatis, in eorum fideli . 
obedientia nobis et heredibus nostris, et in reuerenti et debita agnitione 
dicti Joannis archiepiscopi Glasguensis, eiusque successorum, permaneant 
imperpetuum. Et pollicemur, in verbo principis, vt presens infeofamen- 
tum in nostro proximo Parliamento Scotie ratificetur effecturos cum 
omnibus solemnitatibus requisitis. In CUIUS BEI testimonium huic presenti 
carte nostre magnum sigillmn nostrum apponi precepimus. Testibus 
» • . Apud Boystoun, octauo die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo 
sexcentesimo vndecimo, et regnorum nostrorum annis quadragesimo 
quarto et none. 

archbishop of the said city of Glasgow, his power of electing magistrates, as now 
they are in use, and priyilege of regality ; and that the emoluments, duties, mails,, 
customs, or other commodities whatsoever pertaining to the said archbishop and his 
successors, or whereof he and his predecessors had any right or possession at any 
time bygone, be not diminished ; and that the provosts, bailies, councillors, and com- 
munity of the said burgh and city continue for ever in their faithful obedience to us 
and our heirs, and in reverent and dutiful acknowledgement of the said John, arch- 
bishop of Glasgow, and his successors. And we promise, on the word of a Prince, 
that we will cause this present infeftment to be ratified in our next parliament of 
Scotland, with all solemnities needful. In witness whereof, we have commanded 
our great seal to be afiBxed to this our present Charter. Witnesses • . • 
At Roystoun, the eighth day of the month of April, the year of God one thousand 
six hundred and eleven, and of our reign the forty fourth and ninth years. 



284 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [161^. 



xcm. 

Act of Parliament ia favour of the Town of Glasgow, ratifying 
the immediately preceding Charter, Ko. xcu. Edinburgh, 23 
October 1612. 







URE SOOERANE LORD and Estaittis of Parliament ratifeis, appreTis, 
and perpetualie confermis the infeftment grantit be his Maiestie vnder his 
great seill, quhilk is of the dait the aucht day of Aprile the yeir of God 
ane thousand sex hundreth and ellevin yeirls, to the Towhe of Glasgow, in 
all the saidis claussis, articles, priuilegis and circomstances of the same, 
als amplie and effeotuallie in all respectis as gif the full tennoure and 
oontentis of the same wer at lenth heirin iugrost. 



XCIV. 

Charter by King James VI., whereby, on a recital of the expenses 
incurred by the magistrates, burgesses, and inhabitants of the 
Burgh and City of Glasgow in supporting the Metropolitan 
Church and upholding the Bridge of Glasgow, he granted to 
the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and community, certain lands 
which had formerly belonged to the sub-deacons of Glasgow, to 
be called the Tenandry of Kattonraw. Edinburgh, 21 December 
1618. 

Jacobus Dei gratia Magne Britannie, Francie et Hybemie Rex, fideique 
defensor, omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue cleiicis et laicis salu- 
tern. SoiATis quia nos perfecte intelligentes magnas impensas et sumptus 

J AMES, by the grace of Ood, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, and 
defender of the faith, to all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, greeting. 
Know te, that we fnlly understanding the great expenses and charges spent 



1618.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 285 

per magistratos, burgenses et incolas burgi noetri et ciuitatis de Glasgow 
multipliciter depensos et erogatos in noua refectione, reparatiohe, et 
emendatione Ecclesie Metropolitane de Glasgow ; ac in quotidiana susten- 
tatione pontis ejusdem super fiuvium de Clyde edificati et siti, ac cotiser- 
Tatione dicti pontis a pre£stti flunii violento impetu et excursu ; dicta metro- 
politana ecclesia et ponte predicto duobus regni Scotie monumentis et 
decorationibus existentibns, que, absque summa dictorum magistratuum 
burgensium et incolarum dicti nostri burgi de Glasgow cura, prouisione, 
et Bustentatione, multis abhinc annis, collapsa foissent et solo equata; 
qnam rem, cum nobis maximum honorem, turn nostris omnibus subditis et 
liegis singuiare emolumentum attulere : et nos eorum bonum gratumque 
seruidum nobis datum et prestitum, adhuc nunquam compensatum, re-, 
munerari volentes et intendentes ; ac nos, matura deliberatione prehabita, 
nobiscum perpendentes quid potissimum in dictos magistratus, burgen- 
ses ^t incolas dicti burgi nostri de Glasgow, suisque successoribus, 
minimo nostri proventus et patrimonii detrimento interueniente, conferre 
possumus, ipsis suisque successoribus dare et cohcedere terras, tenementa, 
aliaque subscripta, jacentes infra bondas et territorium dicti burgi nostri 
de Glasgow, per ipsos hereditarie omni tempore futuro possidendas et 

and disbursed in manifold wise by the magistrates, burgesses and inhabitants of 
our burgh and city of Glasgow, in restoring, repairing and isnewing of the 
Metropolitan Church of Glasgow, and in daily upholding of the Bridge thereof 
huilt and situated upon the river Clyde, and preservation of the said bridge from 
the strong current and flooding of the foresaid river ; the said Metropolitan Church 
and foresud bridge being two monuments and ornaments of our kingdom of 
Scotland, which without the greatest care, forethought, and upholding of the 
siud magistrates, burgesses and indwellers of our said burgh of Glasgow, would 
have fallen in ruins many years ago and been levelled with the ground : which: 
conduct of theirs, as it has conferred the greatest honour on us, so has it conferred, 
a special convenience on aU our subjects and lieges : And we willing and meaning 
to reward their good and thankful service done and performed to us, never hitherto 
recompensed ; and we after mature deliberation, considering what we could best 
bestow on the said magistrates, burgesses, and inhabitants of our said burgh of. 
Glasgow, and their successors, with least detriment to our revenue and patrimony, ^ 
have resolved and determined to give and grant to them and their successors the 
lands, tenements, and others underwritten, lying within the bounds and territory of 
our said burgh of Glasgow, to be possessed and enjoyed by them heritably in aU 



286 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1618. 

gaudendas, statuimas et decretumuB. loiTUR, pro bono fideli et perg^ato 
seruicio nobis, nostrisque clarissimiB progenitoribnfi, Scotie regibus, per 
magifltxatuB, consnles [et] burgenses dicti burgi nostri, tarn pacis qnam 
belli tempore, prestito et impenso ; ac ut ipfiis occasio offeratur ejusmodi in 
honestis propositis imposterum perseuerandi dedimus concessimus asse- 
dauimus arrendanimus locauimus, et ad fendifirmam sen emphiteosim 
hereditarie disposuimus, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmauimus, 
tenoreque presentium damns, concedimns, assedamns, arrendamns, loca- 
mns, et ad fendifirmam sen emphiteosim hereditarie disponimns, et hac 
presenti carta nostra confirmamns preposito, balliuis, consnlibus et com- 
mnnitati dicti bnrgi nostri de Glasgow, et eomm snccessoribus, imperpe* 
tnmn, tota et integra tenementa, tam edificata qnam vasta, horta, horrea, 
et horreorum horta, jacentia extra portam, lie Battounraw Port ejusdem 
dicti bnrgi nostri; totas et integras octo acras terramm, ant eo circa, 
jacentes in lie Deanesyde; tres acras terramm in li^ Crubbis; triginta 
acras terramm, ant eo circa, in lie Pravansyde; et tres acras terramm 
jacentes a tergo dictomm' horreomm, ex boreali parte vie nostre dicti 
bnrgi de Glasgow; cnm omnibus et singulis eamndem partibus, pendicnlis, 
et pertinentiis quibuscnnqne: omnes jacentes infra vicecomitatam nostmm 
de Lanerk. Quequidem terre, horta, horrea et horreomm horta, ac alia 

time to come. Therefore, for the good, faithful and most thankful service done and 
rendered to us and our most noble progenitors Kings of Scotland, by the magistrates, 
councillors, and burgesses of our said burgh, both in time of peace and of war, and 
to give occasion to them to persevere in such honourable purposes in time to come, 
we have given, granted, set, let, leased, and in feufarm or emphyteosis heritably 
disponed, and by this our present charter confirmed, and by the tenor hereof give, 
grant, set in tack, let, lease, and in feufarm or emphyteosis heritably cUspone, and 
by this our present charter confirm, to the provost, bailies, oouncillors and community 
of our said burgh of Glasgow, and their successors for ever, All and whole the 
tenements, as well built as waste, yards, bams and barn-yards, lying outside the 
Rattoun Raw port of our said burgh ; all and whole eight acres of land, or thereby, 
lying in Deanesyde ; three acres of land in the Crubbis ; thirty acres of land, or 
thereby, in Provansyde; and three acres of land lying at the back of the said bams, 
on the north side of our high way of our said burgh of Glasgow; with aU and sundry 
their parts, pendicles and pertinents whatsoever ; all lying within our sheriffdom 
of Lanark. Which lands, yards, bams and barnyards, and others before written, 
with the pertinents, belonged to the sub-deacons of Glasgow, and were formeriy 



1618.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 287 

prescripta, cum pertinentiis, ad Bnbdiaconos Glasguenses pertinnerunt, 
et de ipsis perprius tente fuemnt, et nunc ad nos pertinentes, et in manus 
nofitras et ad noBtram dispositionem virtute Acti nostri Annexationis 
omnium Terrarum Ecclesiasticarum nostri regni ad coronam, deuenientes et 
incumbentes : Ac cum omni jure, titulo, interesse, jurisclameo, tarn petitorio 
quam possessorio, que seu quae, nos, nostri predicessores, aut successores, 
in et ad easdem, seu ad aliquam earundem partem, habuimus, habemus, 
seu quouismodo habere, clamare, aut pretendere poterimus, aut poterint, 
aut ad firmas proficuos aut deuorias earundem de quibuscunque annis aut 
terminis preteritis, ratione nonintroitus, eschaete, forisfacture, recogni- 
tionis, purprusionis, disclamationis, bastardie, infeo&mentorum, sasina- 
rum aut retomatuum reductionis, vel ob quamcunque aliam causam, 
actionem, seu occasionem preteritam, diem date presentium precedentem : 
renunciando et exonerando easdem, cum omnibus actione et instantia 
earundem, pro nobis et successoribus nostris, pre&tis proposito, baUiuis, 
consulibus et communitati dicti burgi nostri de Glasgow, eorumque suc- 
cessoribus, pro nunc et imperpetuiun ; cum pacto de non petendo ; ac cum 
supplemento omnium defectuum, tam non nominatorum quam nomina- 
torum, preteritorum quam fdturorum, quos tanquam pro expressis in hac pre- 
senti carta nostra haberi volumus. CuM speciali et plena potestate preposito 
balliuos et consulibus dicti nostri burgi, ac eorum successoribus, easdem in 

held of them, and now beloDging to us, and fallmg and devolving in our hands, 
and at our disposal by virtue of our Act of Annexation of all kirk lands of our 
realm to the Crown : and with all right, title, interest, claim of right, petitory as 
well as possessory, which we, our predecessors or successors had, have, or in any 
way can have, daim, or pretend in and to the same, or to any part thereof, or to 
the maills, profits or duties thereof for whatsoever years or terms bygone, by 
reason of non-entry, escheat, forfeiture, recognition, purprision, disclaimer, bas- 
tardy, reduction of infeftments, seisins or retours, or for whatsoever other cause, 
action or occasion b3rpa8t, preceding the day of date hereof : renouncing and dis- 
charging the same, with all action and instance thereof, for us and our suc- 
cessors, to the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors and community of our said 
burgh of Glasgow, and their successors, for now and evermore ; cum pacto de non 
petendo ; and with supply of all defects, as well not named as named, past and 
to come, which we will to be held as expressed in this our present charter. WrrH 
special and full power to the provost, baOies and councillors of our said burgh, 
and their successors, to dispone the same in feufarm heritably to any person 



«88 CHAETERS AND DOCUMENTS [1618. 

feudifirma ouilibet persone, sen qaibascunque personis, hereditarie dispo- 
nendi, ac feudifirmas et deuorias earundem intromittendi, leuandi, et vtendi, 
et easdem commodo et vtilitati dicti nostri [burgi] applicandi. VOLUMUS 
etiam et ordinamuB quod generalitas prescripta dlctorum tenementonun, 
horreorom, hortormn, aliorumque predictorum, tarn valida et snfficieDs 
erit prefatis preposito, balliuis, consulibus et commnnitati dicti nostri burgi, 
et eorum successoribufi, ad easdem tenendas gaudendas et possideudas 
omni tempore affiituro, ac si quaque particularis acra terre, tenementum, 
horrexun, hortum, et horrei hortum, ad longum et particulariter, in hac 
presenti carta nostra specificata contenta fuisset: pro quo nos, pro nobis 
et successoribus nostris, dispensauimus, ac per presentes dispensamus im- 
perpetuum. Pretersa, vniuimus, annexauimus, incorporauimus, tenoreque 
presentium vnimus, annexamus, et incorporamus omnes et singulas pre- 
dictas terras, tenementa, horta, horrei horta, et alia particulariter et gene- 
raliter supra recitata, cmn pertinentiis, in vnam tenandriam, Tenandriam 
ds Sattounraw nuncupandam, nunc dicto burgo, vt premissum est, incor- 
poratam et annexatam, nunquam vnam partem et pendiculmn ejusdem 
inseparabilem in futurum remanendam. Ac VOLUMUS et concedimus, ac 
pro nobis et successoribus nostris decemimus et ordinamus, quod vnica 
sasina nunc per dictos prepositos aut balliuos, aut per eorum successores, 

or any persons, and to intromit with, uplift and use, the fenfarms and daties 
thereof, and apply the same for the good and welfare of our said city. We wnx 
also and ordain that the fore-written generality of the said tenements, bams, yards 
and others foresaid, shall be as valid and suflSdent to the foresaid provost, baOies, 
councillors and community of our said burgh, and their successors, for holding, 
enjoying and possessing the same in all time to come, as if every particular acre of 
land, tenement, bam, yard, and barnyard, had been contained and specified in this 
our present charter, at length, and particularly ; whereanent we, for us and our suc- 
cessors, have dispensed, and by these presents dispense for ever. Mobboveb we have 
united, annexed, incorporated, and by the tenor hereof unite, annex, and incorporate 
all and sundry the foresaid lands, tenements, yards, barnyards, and others particu- 
larly and generally above recited, with the pertinents, in one tenandry, to be called 
the Tenandiy of Rattounraw, now, as aforesaid, incorporated and annexed to the said 
burgh, to remain inseparable in every p>art and pendicle thereof in time to come. 
And we will and grant, and for us and our successors decern and ordain, that our 
single seisin now to be taken by the said provosts or bailies, or by their successors, or 
any of them, in time to come, at the market cross of our said burgh, shaU stand, 



1618.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 289 

eonunve quemlibet, in futurum, apud cracem foralem dicti nostri burgi 
capienda, etabit, et ipsis erit snfficiens Basina pro omnibus et singulis pre- 
dictis terns, tenementis, horreis, hortis, horreorum hortis, aliisque par- 
ticulariter et generaliter suprascriptis, cum eorum partibus, pendiculis, et 
pertinentiis, nunc dicto burgo nostro de Glasgow unitis et annexatis, vt 
predidtur ; non obstante quod eedem non jacent insimul et contigue, sed 
in diuersis partibus ab aliis distantibus. Tenenda et Habenda tota et 
Integra predicta tenementa, tarn edificata quam vasta, horta, horrea, et 
horreorum horta, jacentia extra portam, lie Eattounrato Party dicti nostri 
burgi ; totas et integras octo acras terrarum, aut eo circa, jacentes in lie 
Deansyd; predictas tres acras terrarum jacentes a tergo dictorum horreo- 
rum, ex boreali parte dicte vie nostre predicti burgi ; predictas tres acras 
terrarum in Ue Crtibhis ; predictas triginta acras terrarum, aut eo circa, in 
Ue Provansyde; cum omnibus et singulis eorum partibus, pendiculis, et per- 
tinentiis quibuscunque ; nunc in dictam tenandriam unita, ac cum dicto 
nostro burgo de Glasgow inseparabiliter annexata et incorporata, vt pre- 
misBum est, prefatis preposito balliuis consulibus et communitati dicti 
nostri burgi, et eorum successoribus, de nobis et successoribus nostris, in 
feudifirma sen emphiteosi et hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes rectas 
metas suas antiquas et diuisas, prout jacent in longitudine et latitudine, in 

and be a snffident seisin to them for all and sundry the foresaid lands, tenements, 
bains, yards, barnyards, and others particularly and generally above written, with 
th^ parts, pendicles and pertinents, now united and annexed, as aforesaid, to 
our said burgh of Glasgow, notwithstanding that the same do not lie together and 
oontignons, but in diverse parts distant from one another. To have and to hold 
all and whole the foresaid tenements, as well built as waste, yards, bams, and 
barnyards, lying outside the Rattounraw port of our said bnrgh ; all and whole 
the eight acres of land, or thereby, lying in Deansyd ; the foresaid three acres of 
land, lying at the backside of the said bams, on the north side of our said highway 
of the said bnrgh ; the foresaid three acres of land in the Crubbis ; the foresaid 
thirty acres of land, or thereby, in Provansyde ; with all and sundiy their parts, 
pen^cles, and pertinents whatsoever, now united in the said tenandry, and insepar- 
ably annexed and incorporated with our said bnrgh of Glasgow, as aforesaid, to 
the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors and community of our said burgh, and their 
sacoeflsors, of us and our successors, in feuf arm or emphyteosis and heritage for ever, 
by all their right melths and old marches, as they lie in length and breadth, in 
houses, buildings, woods, plains, moors, marshes, ways, paths, waters, ponds, 
1 



290 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1613. 

domibus, edificiis, boscis, planis, moris, marreBiiSjViiB, semitis, aquis, Btagnisi 
riuolis, pratis, pascms et pasturis, molendinis, multuris, et eorum sequelis, 
auciipationibus, venationibus, piscationibus, petariis, turbariis, carbonibuB 
carbonariis, ciiniculis, cuniculariis, fabrilibuB, brasinis, bmeriis et geniBtis, 
syluis, nemoribuB, et virgultiB, lignis, tigniB, lapicidiiB, lapide et calce; 
cum curiiB et earum exitibuB, herezeldiB, bludeuitiB, et nmlienini marchetiB; 
cum communi paBtura, libero introitu et exitu ; ac cum omnibuB aliis et 
BinguliB libertatibuB, commoditatibuB, proficuiB, aBiamentiB, ac juBtiB buIb 
pertinentiiB quibuBCunque, tarn non nominatiB quam nominatiB, tam BubtuB 
terra quam Bupra terram, procul et prope, ad predictaB terraB, teuementa, 
horta, horrea, et horreorum horta^ cum pertinentiiB, BpectantibuB, Beu 
juBte Bpectare valentibuB quomodolibet in futurum: libere, quiete, ple- 
narie, integre, honorifice, bene, et in pace, abBque ulla reuocatione, con- 
tradictione, impedimento aut obstaculo quocunque. Reddendo inde 
annuatim dicti prepoBituB, balliui, couBuleB et communitaB dicti nostri 
burgi de Glasgow, eonunque BucccBBoreB, nobis et succesBoribufl noBtris, 
Bummam triginta sex solidorum et octo denariorum vsualis monete regni 
noBtri Scotie, tanquam antiquam feudifirmam Bubdecanis Glasguensibus 
perprius solui solitam et consuetam; et in augmentationem nostri rentalis 
Bummam trium solidorum et quatuor denariorum monete antedicte, ad 

streams, meadows, grazings and pastm^es, mills, multures, and their sequels, fowlings, 
huntings, fishings, peat mosses, turf bogs, coals, coalheughs, coneys, coney warrens, 
smithies, brewhouses, heath and broom, woods, groves and thickets, wood, timber, 
quarries, stone and lime ; with courts and their issues, hereyelds, bludeuitis, and 
marchets of women ; with common pasture, free ish and entry ; and with all and 
sundry other freedoms, commodities, profits, easements, and their right pertinents 
whatsoever, as well not named as named, as well under the groimd as above the 
ground, far and near, belonging, or that may rightly belong in any way in time to 
come to the foresaid lands, tenements, yards, bams, and bamyardB, with their 
pertinents ; freely, quietly, fully, honourably, well, and in peace, without any revo- 
cation, gainsaying, hindrance, or obstacle whatsoever. Paying therefor yearly 
the said provost, bailies, councillors, and community of our said burgh of Glasgow, 
and their successors, to us and our successors, the sum of thirty six shillings and 
eight pence usual money of our kingdom of Scotland, as the andent feufarm formerly 
used and wont to be paid to the subdeans of Glasgow, and the sum of three shillings 
and f ourpence money foresaid, in augmentation of our rental, at the two usual terms 
in the year, to wit, the feasts of Whitsunday and Martinmas in winter, by equal 



1614.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 291 

duos anni terminos consuetos festa, viz., Pentecostes et Sancti Martini in 
hyeme, per equalee portiones ; et academie dicti nostri burgi, et hospitio 
lie Craftis Hospitall^ redditus et deuorias debitos et consuetos, nomine 
feudifirme, tantum. In CUIUS REI testimoniiun huic presenti carte magnum 
sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus. Testibus, . . . Apud Edinburgum, 
vigesimo primo die mensis Decembris, anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo 
tredecimo, et annis regni nostri quadragesimo septimo et vndecimo. 

portions, and to the university of our said burgh, and the Crafts' Hospital!, the 
rents and duties due and wont, in name of feufarm only. In witness whebeof, 
we have commanded our great seal to be set to this present charter. WrrNESsEs, 
... At Edinburgh, the twenty first day of the month of December, the year of 
God one thousand six hundred and thirteenth, and of our reign the forty seventh 
and eleventh years. 



xcv. 

Charter by John, Archbishop of Glasgow, disponing to the Provost, 
Bailies, Councillors, and Community of the Burgh of Glasgow 
the whole duties and customs of the Trone of the Burgh. 
Glasgow, 7 December 1614. 

UmNIBUS hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Joannes miseratione divina 
Archiepiscopus Glasguensis, salutem in Domino sempitemam. Noueritis 
nos cum auisamento, consensu, et assensu decani et capituli Ecclesie Metro- 
politane Glasguensis pro certis quibusdam pecuniarum summis nobis per 
dilectos nostros Jacobum Hammiltoun, prepositum, Jacobum Braidwoode, 
Jacobum Bell et Colinum Campbell, balliuos biu-gi et ciuitatis Glasguensis 

10 all that shall see or hear this charter, John, by the mercy of Gk)d, Archbishop 
of Glasgow, greeting in God everlasting. Ejiow ye that we, with advice, consent, 
and assent of the dean and chapter of the Metropolitan Church of Glasgow, for 
some certain sums of money paid to us by our wellbelovcd James Hamiltoun, 
provost, James Braidwood, James Bell, and Colin Campbell, bailies of the burgh 
and city of Glasgow, for themselves and for the councillors and community of the 



292 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1614. 

pro Be ipsis ac pro consuIibuB et commimitati dicti burgi, de qnibusquidem 
tenemus nos bene contentos plenarieque satisfactos, dictasque personas et 
eorum succesBores de eisdem quietos inde clamamus et exoneramns im- 
pei-petuum, Dedisse, concessisse, assedasBe, arendasse, locasse et in fendi- 
firmam seu emphiteosim hereditarie dispoBuisge ; necnon dare, concedere, 
assedare, arendare, locare et ad feudifirmam seu emphiteosim hereditarie 
diBponere preposito, balliuis, confiiilibuB et commimitati dicti burgi de 
Glasgu et eorum BUcceBBoribuB imperpetuum, totas et integras custmnas 
et divorias Trone dicti burgi, cum omnibus priuilegiis, libertatibus, et 
pertinentiis quibuscunque spectantes et pertinentes ad nos tanquam par- 
tem patrimouij dicti nostri archiepiscopatus. Tenendas £T habendas 
totas et integras prefatas custumas et devorias Trone dicti burgi cum 
omnibus priuilegiis, libertatibus, et pertinentiis quibuscimque, pre&tis pre- 
posito balliuis consulibus et communitati dicti burgi et eorum successoribus 
de nobis et successoribus nostris in feudifirma et emphiteosi et heredi- 
tate imperpetumn, libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et in 
pace, absque vUa revocatione, contradictione, impedimento aut obstactulo 
quocunque. Reddendo inde annuatim dicti propositus, balliui, consules et 
communitas dicti burgi eorumque Buccessores, nobis et successoribus nostris 
summam quinquaginta librarum monete hujus Regni, tanquam firmam an- 

said burgh, whereof we hold us well content and fully satisfied, and quitclaim, 
and discharge the said persons and their successors for the same, for evermore, 
have given, granted, set in tack, let, lease, and in feofarm or emphiteosis heritably 
disponed, and give, grant, set in tack, let, lease, and in fenf arm or emphiteosis 
heritably dispone, to the provost, baihes, councillors, and community of the said 
burgh of Glasgow and their successors for ever. All and Whole the customs and 
deuties of the Trone of the said burgh, with all privileges, freedoms, and pertinents 
whatsoever belonging and pertaining to us, as part of the patrimony of our said 
archbishopric. To have and to hold All and Whole the foresaid customs and 
duties of the Trone of the said burgh, with all privileges, freedoms, and pertinents 
whatsoever to the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors, and community of the said 
burgh and their successors, of us and our suooessors in feu and emphiteosis and herit- 
age for ever, freely, quietly, fully, wholly, honorably, well, and in peace, without any 
revocation, gainsaying, hindrance, or obstacle whatsoever. Patiko therefor yearly 
the said provost, bailies, councillors, and community of the said burgh and their 
suooessors, to us and our successors the sum of fifty pounds money of this kingdom, 
as the andent maill, together with the sum of sixteen pounds thirteen shillings and 



1614.] RELATDIG TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 293 

tiquam* vnacnm Bumma sexdecim libraram tredecem solidorom et qnatuor 
denarioram monete antedicte in augmentationem rentalis dicte accademie 
plusqaam ynquam pritiB pro dictis custnmiB et deyoriis dicte Trone 
nofaifl et predicessoribiiB nostros persolute fuerint ; extendentes in integro 
ad summam centum mercanun monete antedicte ad duos anni terminoB 
consuetos, festa, videlicet, PentecosteB et Sancti Martini in hyeme per 
eqnaleB portiones, nomine feudifirme tantum. Et nos vero et Bucces- 
Bores nostri Archiepiscopi GlasguenBeB totaB et integras predictas ens- 
tumaB et divoriaB Trone dicti burgi cnm omnibns Bnis prinil/sgiifii liber- 
tatibuB, et pertinentiis quibuBcnnqne prefisttis prepodto baJliuiB consulibuB 
et communitati dicti bnrgi et eorum BncceBBoribus, adeo libere, qniete, 
in omnibnfi et per omnia, pariter et effectu, ut premifisum est, contra 
omnes mortales warrantizavimns, cuMjmetavimns et imperpetumn de- 
fendemns. Insuper dilectis nostris . • • et vestram cnilibet, conjnnctim 
et dinisim, baliiuis nostris in hac parte specialiter constitutis salntem. 
Nobis precipimus et firmiter mandamus qnatenus visis presentibus indilate, 
statnm, sasinam hereditariam, necnon actnalem realem et corporalem pos- 
sessionem totamm et integrarum pre&tarum custumamm et devoriarum 
Trone dicti bnrgi, cnm omnibus pivilegiis, KbertatibuB et pertinentiis 

four penbies money foresaid, in augmentation of the rental of the said University more 
than ever was paid before for the said costoms and duties of the said Trone to us 
and our predecessors, extending in all to the sum of one hundred merks money 
foresaid, at the two usual terms of the year, to wit, the feasts of Whitsunday and 
Martinmas in winter by equal portions, in name of feufarm only. And we and 
our successors, archbishops of Glasgow, shall warrant, acquit, and for ever defend 
against all deadly All and Whole the foresaid customs and duties of the Trone of 
the said burgh, with all its privileges, freedoms, and pertinents whatsoever, as 
freely, quietly, in all and by all, as aforesidd, to the foresaid provost, bailies, 
councillors, and community dF the said burgh and their successors. Mobboveb 
to our well-beloved • • • • and every one of you, jointly and severally our 
bailies in that part specially constitute, greeting. We conmiand and strictly 
diarge you that incontinent on sight hereof ye give, deliver, and cause to have 
without delay, state, heritable sasine, and actual real and corporal possession of All 
and Whole tiie foresaid customs and duties of the Trone of the said burgh, with all 

* This charter exists in dnpEoate. The reddendo in one of the deeds is expressed thns:— 
^Beddendo inde annnatim dioti prepositns, ballini, oonsnies et oommunitas dioti bnrgi eommqne 
saooBssores aocademie dicti bnrgi snmmam qninqnaginta lihrarmn monete hiqaa regni tanqnam 
finnam antiqnam perprins ddem solni sditam Ynacom Bomma sezdedm,' etc 



296 CHABTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1615. 

witnesflis, Andro Hay, eervitonr to the said reverend father, WiUiam 
Weimes, merchand, and James Fischer, maltman, bnrgessis off Glasgow. 
(Signed; Glasgow; Andro Hay, witnes; James Fischer, witnes; W. 
Weimes, witnes. 



XCVII, 

-Sasine following upon a Charter, dated 3 March 1615, granted bj 
the College of Glasgow in favour of the Provost, Bailies, 
Councillors, and Community of the Burgh of Glasgow of the 
whole customs and duties of the Trone of the Burgh. Glasgow, 
14 October 1616. 

V^UOD anno incamationis Domini-millesimo sexcentesimo decimo quinto, 
mensis vero Octobris decimo quarto et regnormn S. D. N. [Jacobi Dei 
gratia] Magni Britannie, Francie et Hibemie Begis, fideique defensoris 
annis quadragessimo nono et decimo tertio. In mei notarij publid et 
testium subscriptorum presentia personaUter comparuit Dauid Scherare 
thesaurarius et burgensis burgi et civitatis Glasguensis, habens et tenens 
suis in manibus qnandam cartam cum precepto sasine in fine eiusdem 
descripto, factam, datam et concessam per magistrum Bobertum Boyd de 
Trochorgia prefectum academie dicti burgi et civitatis, magistrum Willi- 
elmum Blair, magistrum Alexandrum Boyd, magistrum Dauidem Dickson 
et magistrum Jacobum Scharpe, regentes dicte academie, superiores Trone 



1 HAT in the year of our Lord's incarnation one thousand six hundred and fifteen, 
the fourteenth day of the month of October, and of the reigns of onr Sovereign 
Lord, James, by the grace of Ood, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, de- 
fender of the faith, the years forty-ninth and thirteenth : In pi^sence of me notary 
public and witnesses underwritten, personally compeared David Scherare, treasurer 
and burgess of the burgh and city of Glasgow, having and holding in his hands a 
certain charter, with a precept of sasine written in the end thereof, made, given, 
and granted by Master Robert Boyd of Trochrig, principal of the University of 
the said burgh and city ; Master Wiltiam Blair, Master Alexander Boyd, Master 
Dauid Dickson, and Master James Scharpe, regents of the said university, superiors 



1615.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 297 

subscripte : Ac etiam cum consensu et assensu magistri Willi'elmi Hay de 
Barro, commissarij Glasguensis, rectoris, et magistri Joannis Bell vnius 
ministri dicti burgi, decani facultatis dicte academic : Ac etiam cum' consensu 
et assensu reverendissimi in Christo patris, Joannis archiepiscopi Glasguen- 
sis, decani et capituli metrapolitane ecclesie Glasguensis, preposito, balliuis, 
consulibus et conmiunitati dicti burgi et civitatis, de et super totis et integris 
custumis et devorijs Trone dicti burgi et civitatis, cum omnibus privilegijs, 
libertatibus et pertinentijs quibuscunque eidem spectantibus : Et accessit ad 
personalem presentiam discreti viri magistri Joannis Andersone jimioris 
de Stobcross, ballivi in hac parte specialiter constituti ; et dictam cartam 
continentem in se preceptum sasine ea reverentia qua decuit presentauit, 
obnixe rogando eundem quatenus idem preceptum debite executioni deman- 
daret : Qui vero magister Johannis predictam cartam continentem in se 
preceptum sasine ad manus recepit et mihi notario publico subscripto ad 
prelegendum, publicandum et in vulgari exponendum tradidit. Cuiusqui- 
dem precepti tenor sequitur et est talis : Insufer delectis uostris, magistro 
Joanni Andersone juniori de Stobcross et vestrum cuilibet, conjunctim et 
divisim, balliuis nostris in hac parte specialiter constitutis, salutem. Vobis 
precipimus et firmiter mandamus quatenus, visis presentibus, indilate, 

of the trone underwritten ; and also with consent and assent of Master William 
Hay of Barro, commissar of Glasgow, rector, and Master John Bell, one of 
the ministers of the said burgh, dean of faculty of the said university ; and also 
with consent and assent of a most reverend father in Christ, John, archbishop of 
Glasgow, the dean and chapter of the metropolitan church of Glasgow, to the pro- 
vost, bailies, councillors, and community of the said burgh and city, of and upon all 
and whole the customs and duties of the tron of the said burgh and city, with all 
privileges, freedoms, and pertinents whatsoever, belongmg to the same; and 
passed to the personal presence of a discreet man, Master John Andersone, 
younger of Stobcross, bdlie in that part specially constituted, and presented the 
said diarter containing in it the precept of sasine with such reverence as becomes, 
earnestly requesting him to put the said precept to due execution. And the 
said John received into his hands the foresaid charter containing the precept of sa« 
sine, and delivered it to me notary pubhc underwritten, to read, publish, and ex- 
plain in the vulgar tongue, of which precept the tenor follows, and is in the foUow- 
ing terms : Fubther, to our well-beloved Master John Andersone, younger of Stob- 
cross, . . . and every one of you, jointly and severally, our bailies in that part 
specially constituted, greeting. We command and strictly charge you, that on sight 
X P P 



298 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1615. 

Btatum, saginain liereditariam, necnon realem corporalem et actualem 
possessionem totarum et integrarum predictarum custnmanim et devori- 
arum Trone dicti biirgi, cum omnibus priyilegijs, libertatibus et pertinen- 
tiis suis quibuscunque spectantibus, prefatis preposito, balliuis, oonsulibus 
et communitati dicti burgi vel eorum certis actomatis latoribus preeen- 
tium, per vnius ponderis dicte Trone traditionem, secundum tenorem ante- 
dicte nostre carte, tradatis et deliberetis, et haberi faciatis sine dilatione : 
Et hoc nullo modo omittatis. Ad quod faciendum Tobis et vestrum cuili- 
bet, conjunctim et divisim, balliuis nostris in hac parte antedictis, nostram 
plenariam et irrevocabilem tenore presentium committimus potestatem. 
In cuius REI testimonium hinc present! carte nostre (ex chirographo Jacobi 
Braidwod, junioris, servitoris Joannis Thomsone clerici dicti burgi) manibus 
nostris ac manibus dictorum archiepiscopi, rectoris, decani feicultatis, decani 
et capituli dicte ecclesie metropolitane subscripte, sigillum nostrum vna 
cum sigillis dicti archiepiscopi, decani et capituli, presentibus sunt appensa ; 
Apud Glasgow, tertio die mensis Martij, anno Domini millesimo sexcen- 
tesimo decimo quinto ; coram his testibus, Joanne Thomesone clerico dicti 
burgi, Adamo Scot et Jacobo Braidwod, juniore, servitoribus dicti Joannis 
Thomesone. Post ouiusqxtidem precepti ac totius carte prelecturam 

hereof, incontiuent ye ^ve and deliver, and cause to have without delay state, 
heritable seisin, and real corporal and actual possession of aU and whole the fore- 
said customs and duties of the trone of the said burgh, with all privileges, freedoms, 
and their pertinents whatsoever belonging thereto, to the foresaid provost, bsdlies, 
coancillors, and community of the said burgh, or their certam attorneys, bearers 
hereof, by delivery of a weight of the said trone, according to the tenor of our 
foresaid charter : and this in no wise ye leave undone. To the doing whereof to 
you and every one of yon, jointly and severally, our bailies in that part foresaid, 
by the tenor hereof we commit onr fnll and irrevocable power. In wrrNSss 
WHEREOF to this our present charter (wiitten by James Braldwood, younger, servi- 
tor to John Thomson, clerk of the said burgh), subscribed with our hands and the 
hands of the archbishop, rector, dean of f acdty, dean and chapter of the said metro- 
politan church, oiv seal, together with the seals of the said archbishop, dean and 
chapter, are appended ; at Glasgow, the third day of the month of March, the 
year of God one thousand six hundred and fifteen ; before these witnesses, John 
Thomesone, derk of the said burgh ; Adam Scot and James Braidwood, younger, 
servitcnrs to the said John Thomesone. After the reading, publication, and ex- 
planation of whiqh precept to the bystanders in the vulgar tongue, the said Master 



1616.] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 299 

publicationem, et astantibuB in viilgari expositionem, personaliter accessit 
dictiis magister Joannes Andersone balliuus in hac parte specialiter con- 
BtitutuB ad predictam Tronam ; et ibidem statum et sasinam hereditariam, 
necnon recJem actualem et corporalem poBsessionem totarum et integra- 
ram predictarum custmnarum et devoriarum dicte Trone, cum omnibus 
privilegijs, libertatibus et pertinentiis quibuscunque eidem spectantibus, 
memoratd Dauidi Scherare, thesaurario dicti burgi, et eo nomine dic- 
torum prepositi, balliuorum, consulum et communitatis Glasguensis, et 
eorum successoribus, secundum yim, formam et tenorem predicti precepti 
sasine, et carte inde confecte, per vnius ponderis et denarij regni deli- 
berationem, contulit, exhibuit, dedit, pariter et deliberauit. Super qidbus 
onmibus et singulis dictus Dauid Scherare thesaurarius, et eo nomine quo 
supra, a me notario publico subscripto sibi fieri petiit hoc presens publicum 
instrumentum vnum seu plura. Acta erant hec super fundo dicte Trone 
horam circiter tertiam post meridiem, sub annis, die et mense prescriptis. 
Presentibus ibidem Joanne Stewart, Willielmo Mure, burgensibus dicti 
burgi, Matheo Calmoroun, Matheo Eer et Michaeli Mayne, officiarijs, testi- 
bus ad premissa rogatis et requisitis. JoANNiS Thomsons notaiius publi- 
cns ac communis clericus dicte civitatis Glasguensis. 

John Andersone, bailie in that part specially constituted, personally past to the 
foresaid trone ; and there conveyed, exhibited, gave, and deliyered state and herit- 
able sasine, and real actual and corporal possession of all and whole the foresaid 
costoms and duties of the said trone, with all privileges, freedoms, and pertinents 
whatsoever belonging thereto, to the said David Scherare, treasurer of the said 
burgh, and on behalf of the oaid provost, bailies, councillors, and community 
of Glasgow, and their successors, according to the strength, force, form, and 
tenor of the foresaid precept of sasine, and charter thereupon made, by delivery 
of a weight and a penny of this realm. Whereupon all and sundry the said 
David Scherare, treasurer, in the above behalf, craved of me, notary public 
underwritten, this present public instrument, one or more, to be made to him. 
These things were done upon the ground of the said trone, about the third hour 
afternoon, year, day, and month aforesaid. Present there, John Stewart, William 
Mure, burgesses of the said burgh; Matthew Calmoroun, Matthew Eer, and 
Michael Mayne, officers, witnesses to the premises called and required. Jomi 
Thomson, Notary Public, and Common Clerk of the said City of Glasgow. 



300 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1618. 



XCVIIL 

Act of the Privy Council granting to the Provost, Bailies, and 
Councillors of Glasgow, an impost for repairing and upholding 
the Bridge of Glasgow- Edinburgh, 5 February 1618, 



k 



NENT the supplicationn presentit to the lordis of secrite coonsaill be 
the prouest, bailleis, and counsaill of the citie of Glasgow, makand mentionn 
that quhair the brig of the said citie of Glasgow, quhilk is ane of the moist 
remarcable monumentis within this kingdome, being in the [one thousand] 
sex hundreth and ane yeir of God verie fer decayit and at the poynte of 
ruyne, the pilleris pendand vnder propis of the brig being so schaikin and 
brugille by the invndatioun, force, and violence of the watter of Clyde, as 
the same may become altogidder louse, to the appeirand overthraw of the 
said brig, and diners pairtis of the watter of Clyde beneth the brig being 
so ovirblowne with sand as the watter was, become vnnavigable for boitis 
and veschallis of small birth, quhairwith all the commoditeis of the said 
citie for the most pairt wer brocht to and fra the said citie, and the saidis 
supplicantis being vnable at that tyme, as they are yit, to repair, mend, 
and vphald the said brig and to preserue the same firome ruyne and 
decay, it plecusit his Maiestie, vpoun consideratioun thairof, and out of his 
princelie and tendir cair and regaird, to prevent the decay of suche a 
staitlie worke quhilk importit so heichlie the honnour and credite of the 
cuntray, and quhilkis being ruyned and fallin doun, v^ald be vnable at 
ony tyme thairafter to be repairit, to grant vnto the said citie for the 
space of nynetein yeiris ane certane impost and dewtie of the commoditeis 
and goodis careyed alongis the Said brig, and lossit and laidnit vrithin the 
fredome of the same citie vpoun the watter of Clyde, and that for repair- 
ing, beiting, and mending of the said brig ; quhilk impost and dewtie, by 
and attoure verie grite sowmes yeirlie vpliftit be voluntair contributioun 
within the said dtie, the saidis supplicantis predicessouris who boore 
office and charge fira yeir to yeir within the same most cairfttllie, and 
respectiuelie bestowit vpoun the saidis worlds in suche force as all the 
defectis of the said brig wer weill helpit, the sandis of the watter removed, 



16180 RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 801 

and calflayifl biggit alongis the Greene vpoun the watter syde, sna that 
all thir workis quhilkis wer verie chairgeable to the said citie wer brocht 
to ane good perfectioun, and the decay thairof quhilk be appeirance wald 
schortlie thairafter hane foUowit wes preventit. Bot the saidis workis, as 
the saidis lordis may considder, are so subiecte to the iniurie of tyme as 
gif cair be not had with verie grite pane, travell, and coist to interteny 
and yphald the same, they will ouns again come to decay ; for preventing 
qnhairof, althocht the saidis snpplicantis do cdl that lyis in thair power, 
yit thay are not able be thame seliHs to vndirly the daylie chairgeis that 
necessarlie mon be prouidit for thir workis, but mon haue thair reconrse 
to the saidis lordis for some supplie and releiff, humelie desyreing thair- 
fore that thay micht haue ane act of coonsaill past and exped in thair 
fauonr in maner and to the effect vnderwritten, lyke as at mair lenth is 
contenit in the said snpplicatioun. Qnhilk being red, hard, and considerit 
be the saidis lordis, and thay vnderstanding how that it is verie reqtdsite 
and necessar that the said brig be intertenyit and vphalden, and that the 
same will require grite chairgeis and expenssis yeirlie, qnhilkis chairgeis 
the inhabitantis of the said citie are not able be thame selffis to vndirly 
and beare oute : Thairfore the saidis Lordis hes prorogat, and, be the 
tennonre heirof, prorogattis the terme of the libertie and licence grantit 
to the said citie for vplifliog of the impost and dewtie vndirwrittin for 
the space of fyve yeiris nixt and immediatlie following the expyreing and 
outrunning of the nyneteine yeiris foirsaid contenit in the said formair 
gift : And FORDER, the saidis lordis hes of new gevin and grantit, and, be 
the tennoure heirof, gevis and grantis vnto the saidis snpplicantis and 
thair successouris, prouest, bailleis, and counsaiQ of the said dtie, and to 
the deputis and collectotuis to be nominat be thame, fiill pouer and 
libertie to ask, crave, ressaue, intromet with and vplifb the impost and 
dewtie following, that is to say, of ilk horsse laid of victuall or other 
goodis passing alangis the said brig or fira the watter, of vnfremen and 
travellairis, iiijd. ; off ilk thousand greene hering loissed and sauld within 
the fredome of the dtie of Glasgow, of the vnfremen inbringouris thairof^ 
iiijd., and of freemen ijd. ; off ilk packed hoighead of hering of vnfremen, 
xijd.; off ilk twn of wyne loissed within the fredome of the said citie, of 
vnfreemen, iijs. iiijd. ; off ilk boit comeand to the watter of the said citie 
with tymmer boordis and stingis, of vnfreemen, iijs. iiijd. ; off ilk boit of 



802 . . GHABTEBS AND DOCUMENTS [1619. 

killing of ten dusane, of vnfreemen, ane killing ; off ilk laid of victnall 
coft in the said citie and passand donn the watter, of vnfireemen, vj\ 
And gif neid beis to poind and distrenzie thairfore, and the same impoist 
to be imployit and bestowit yeirlie dureing the said space of fyve yeiris 
after the expyreing of the saidis njneteine yeiris, vpoim the beiting, 
mending, repairing, intertenying and vphalding of the said brig : And 
generallie all and sindrie vther thingis for vplifting of the saidis impost 
to do and vse quhilkis of law or consuetude of this realme are knawne to 
pertene : firme and stable balding and for to hald all and quhatsmneuir 
thingis thay sail lauchfully do heirin. And ordanis leteres to be direct 
to officiaris of airmes chairgeing thame to pas and mak publicatioun 
heirof be oppin proclamatioun at the mercat croce of Glasgow and 
vtheris placeis neidftdl quhairthrow nane pretend ignorance of the same ; 
and to chairge all his Maiesteis leigeis and subiectis to mak thankfuU and 
reddy payment to the saidis supplicantis and thair successouris of the 
impoist and dewtie abone written yeirlie dureing the space abonespedfeit 
as thay will answer vpoun thair obedience. 



XCIX. 

Contract between Sir Walter Stewart of Mynto, with consent of 
his spouse, and the Provost, Bailies, Dean of Guild, Treasurer, 
Deacon, Convener, Councillors, Deacons of Crafts, and Com- 
munity of Glasgow, whereby he disponed to them the Sub- 
dean Milns, with the multures and others therein mentioned. 
Glasgow, 13 and 14 September 1619. 

At GLASGOW, the threttein and fourtene dayis of September respectiue 
the yeir of God j" vj® and nyntein yeiris, it is apointit agreit and finallie 
concordit betuix the honorabill pairteis wnderwrittin, to wit, Sir Waltir 
Stewart of Mynto, knycht, with speciall consent and assent of Dame 
Christiane Craufiird his spous, for all rycht of terse, conjunct fie, lyfrent, or 
vtherwayis quhatsnmeuir scho hes or may pretend to the mylnes, few 
dewteis and vtheris wnderspecifeit, on the ane pairt^ and James Stewart, 



1619.] JRELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 803 

proyeiflt, Gabriell Conynghame, James Braidwoode, Maister William, 
Stewart, balleis of the burgh and citie of Glasgow, James Hammiltomiy 
James Inglis, Colin Campbell, deane of gild, Johne Conynghame, thes- 
amrer, Patrik Maxuell, dekin convener, Mathow Trumble, William Weymes, 
Johne Bowat, Allane Conynghame, John Diksonn, John Gilmour, Robert 
Flemyng, James Stewart, Waltir Stirling, Robert Rowat, Thomas Mor- 
soim, Ninian Andirsoun, Gabriell Smyth, Alexander Cauldwell, Dauid 
Scherar, Williame Howie, William Neilsoun, elder, John Padie, James 
Lychtbodie and Andro Mylne, ordinar counsellouris of the said burgh, 
John Stewart, dekin of masounes, James Allansoun, dekin of wrichtis, 
Thomas Gray, dekin of tailyouris, Thomas Richie, dekin of cordineris, 
John Hall, dekin of chyrurgianes, William Neilsoun, younger, visitour of 
maltmen, Mitchell Spens, dekin of bonnetmakeris, Mathow Glen, dekin of 
baxteris, Archibald Patersoim, dekin of wobsteris, and William Watsoun, 
dekin of fleschouris, for thame selfis, and in name and behalf and taking 
the burding vpone thame for the communitie of the said burgh on the 
vther pairt^ in maner, forme, and effect as eftir foUowis, that is to say, the 
said Sir Waltir Stewart, with consent foirsaid of his said spous, hes sauld 
and disponit, and be the tennour heirof sellis and disponis to the saidis 
proveist, balleis, deane of gild, thesaurer, counsell, dekinis of craft, com- 
munitie of the said burgh and citie of Glasgow present, and to thair 
successouris in office perpetuallie in all tym cuming, but ony reversioun, 
redemptioun, or regres quhatsumeuir, All and HatTiL the said Sir Waltir 
his twa come myhies and man mylne callit the Subdeanes mylnes, adja- 
cent to the said burgh of Glasgow, and lytill kill perteining thairto, with 
the thirle, multir, suckin, and sequeles thairo^ and killis of the samyn 
alreddie biggit, and with the multir, suckin, and sequeles of the 
landis of Eistir and Westir Craigis vsit and wont, dammes and watter 
drauchtis perteining to the saidis mylnes, passagis thairof to and fra the 
samyn vsit and wont, and all vther priveledgis or pertinentis perteining 
or belanging thairto, and with speciall privieledge, libertie, and fiiedome of 
the carting and winning of stanes, fewall, faill and divote, for belting 
and wphalding of the saidis mylnes, dames, wattir drauchtis, gangis and 
passages thairof; and with priueledge, libertie, and fiiedome of wynning 
of stanes for wphalding of the saidis killis and bigging of the said lytill 
kiU mair nor the samyn was of befor and wphalding thairof; togiddir 



804 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1619. 

with the snperioritie and thirlage of all and sindrie twentie thrie killis 
abreddie biggit and jairdifi adjacent thairto, lyand and situat neir to the 
saidis mylnis thirlit and astrictit thairto, and with the haill few dewteis 
adebtit and astrictit Airthe of thee saidis killis and jairdis to the said Sir 
Waltir and his airis ; extending the said few dewtie yeirlie to the sowme 
of (blank) money of this realme of Scotland. And for the bettir securitie, 
the said Sir Waltir, with advyse and consent foirsaid of his said spous, be 
the tennour heirof, bindis and obleissis him, his airis and assignayis, with 
all poBsibill diligence, eftir the dait heirof, to dewlie and sufficientlie infeft 
and seis the saidis proveist, balleis, connsell and commmiitie of the said 
burgh for thame selfis and thar successonris in office perpetuaUie in all 
tyme cuming, but ony redemptioun, reversioun, or regres, in all and haill 
the saidis twa come mylnes and man mylne callit the Subdeanes Mylnes 
adjacent to the said burgh of Glasgow, with the said lytill kill pertening 
thairto, with the thirle, multir, sucken and sequeles thairo^ and killis of 
the samyn alreddie biggit and to be biggit, and of the multir, sequele and 
suckene of the saidis landis of Eistir and Westir Craigis vsit and wont, 
dames and wattirdrauchtis pertening to the saidis mylnes, watterdrauchtis, 
and passagis thairof to and fra the samyn usit and wont, and all vther 
priveledgis and pertinentis pertening or belanging thairto ; and in the 
priveledge, libertie and friedome of wynning of stanes, fewall, faill, and 
divote, for beiting and wphalding of the saidis mylnes, dames, wattir- 
drauchtis, gangis, and passagis thairof, with priveledge, libertie, €tnd 
fiiedome of wynning of stanes for wphalding of the saidis killis €Lnd 
bigging of the said lytill kill mair nor the samyn was of befoir and 
wphalding thairof, and in the snperioritie and thirlage of all and sindrie 
the saidis twentie thrie killis and yairdis adjacent thairto, and in the haill 
few dewteis adebtit and astrictit fdrthe of the saidis killis and yairdis, 
extending to the quantitie abonewrittin, and that be chartour and sesing 
in dew and competent forme : To BE haldin of the said Sir Walter and his 
airis in few and heretage for payment of the few dewtie wndermentionat 
allanerlie in maner efter specifeit, with sufficient claussis of warrandise to be 
contenit thairintill : Lyk AS the said Sir Walter now as giue the saidis 
infeftmentis war maid, and than as now, be the tennour heirof, bindis 
and oblissis him, his airis, successonris, and assignayis quhatsumeuer, to 
warrand all and sindrie the saidis mylnes, thirle, sucken, dames, wattir- 



1619.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 806 

dranchtis, passages, thirlage, superiorities few de-wteis, priueledgis, liber- 
teis, friedomes, and ytheris particularlie and generallie abone mentionat, 
disponit in maner abone specifeit to the saidis proveist, balleis, dekins of 
craft, coimsell and communitie of the said bnrght and citie of Glasgw, 
and thair successomis in office, to be fiie, saife and suir fra all wardis, 
releifis, nonentreis, conjunct feis, ladyis terces, lyfrentis, anwelrentis, 
escheitis, fpirfaltouris, recognitionis, purpmsionis, disclamationis, bastard- 
eis, reductionis, alienationis, staitis and seasingis privat and publick, in- 
hibitionis, interdictionis, evictionis, reversionis, redemptionis, apprysingis, 
takis, assedationis lang or short, few maillis, taxationis or vtheris impo- 
sitionis, cleames, peirellis, dangeris and inconveinentis quhatsumeuer, alse- 
will not nameit as nameit, bjgane, present, and to cum, quhilkis in onj 
wayis may trubill, impeid, or molest thame and thair successouris in oflSce 
in the peiceabill possessing, bruiking, and joysing of the foirsaidis mylnes, 
thirle, suckin, dames, wattirdrauchtis, passagis, superioritie, thirlage, 
priueledge, and libertie thairof, particularlie abonespecifiet, in the wplift* 
ing and intrometting with of the few dewteis abonespecifiet of the saidis 
killis and yairdis in thair propirtie and heritage perpetuallie in all tyme 
cuming : And farder, the said Sir Walter, with consent foirsaid, be the 
tennour heirof, bindis and oblissis him, his airis and assignayis, to entir 
presentlie the saidis proveist, balleis, counsel!, dekins of craft of the said 
burght, for thameselfis and in name and behalf of the haill communitie 
thairof, thair milleris, servitouris, and vtheris in thair names, in and to the 
peiceabill possession of the saidis myhus, dames, wattirdrauchtis, and 
vtheris abonespecifiet, and to the intromissioun with and wplifting of the 
haill maillis, fermes, profeitis, and dewteis thairof, multer and suckin, 
and knaifischip dew to the samyn, togidder with the few dewteis of the 
saidis killis and yairdis, and that of the terme of Witsonday last bypast, 
to be thaireftir peiceabillie bruikit, joysit, vsit and disponit upon be thame, 
but impediment or conti-adictioun ; and sail warrand the entrie and 
possessioun to be guid and lawful], and thai to be fiie of all actioun of 
ejectioun, wrangous intrusioun, spuilyea or vtheris that may be ony 
wayis movit, intentit, or persewit aganes thame thairthrow, be ony maner 
of way in tyme cuming. And to the effect the proveist, balleis, counsejl, 
dekins of craft, and communitie of the said burght may the bettir obtein 
payment of the saidis few dewteis of the saidis killis, the said Sir Walter 
hea maid and constitute, and be the tennour heirof, makis and constitutis^ 

1 Q Q 



806 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1619. 

the saidifi proveist, balleis, counsell, dekinis of craft, and coiumunitie of the 
Baid burght, and thair Buccessotiris in office, his cessioneris and assignayis 
in and to the haill few dewteis and vtheris conditiones contenit in the 
infeftmentis, seasingis, and vtheiiB rychtis and securiteis maid and grantit 
to the fewaris and tennentis of the saidis killis, be the said Sir Walter of 
ony his predicessouris, and to all vther claussis, articles, and conditionis 
thairin expressit : With full power to thame and thair successouris in 
office, be thame selfis or thair thesaurer in thair names, to wplift and 
intromet with the saidis few dewteis of the said terme of Witsunday last 
bypast, and yeirlie and termlie in tyme cuming, and thairupon to 'dispone 
at thair plesonr ; and upon the resait thairof, to giue acquittances and 
dischargis yeirlie and termlie, quhilk the said Sir Waltir willis to be als 
sufficient to the resaueris as gif he haid subscryuit and delyuerit the samyn 
him self, and gif neid beis to call and persew thairfoir as accordis, and 
for retreitiDg and annulling of the saidis fewis, gif neid beis, for not pay- 
ment of the saidis few dewteis ; and all and sindrie vther thingis to do 
als freilie as the said Sir Walter might haif done him self befor the making 
of this present assignatioun, quhilk he oblissis him and his airis to warrand 
aganes all deidlie. Attoure the said Sir Waltir bindis and oblissis him 
and his airis to freithe and releiue the saidis proveist, balleis, counsel!, 
dekinis of craft, and communitie of the said burght, and the successouris 
in office of all few dewteis adebtit be him to his superiouris of the saidis 
mylnis and vtheris abonewrittin of all yeiris and termes bypast : Ltkas, 
he bindis and obleisis him and his foirsaidis to releiue thame and thair 
successouris in office at the handis of his saidis superiouris of the saidis 
mylnis, killis, and vtheris abonespecifiet of the haill few dewteis and 
vther dewteis, obleismentis, and conditionis quhatsumeuer contenit in 
his predicessouris infeftmentis, rychtis, or securiteis, grantit or to be 
grantit be thame of the samyn, and of all yeiris and termes to cum ; and 
for that effect obleissis him and his foirsaidis to mak guid and thankfull 
payment yeirlie and termlie to the saidis superiouris of the sowme of 
(blank) as the dewtie contenit in his originall infeftment of the saidis 
killis, mylnis, and vtheris abonementionat, togidder with all vther dewteis 
and conditionis dew to the saidis superiouris of the samyn ; and sidyk 
to warrand and releiue the saidis proveist, balleis, counsell, dekinis * of 
craft, and communitie of the said burght and thair successouris in office, 
4o all taxationis and vtheris impositionis quhatsumeuer that sail happin 



1619.] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 807 

to be impomt upon the saidis mylrds, damee, supeiioiite, few dewteis, and 
vtheris abouementionat, disponit in maner foirsaid, in tyme cuming, be his 
Majestie and estait of the Kingdome : And for the saidis proveist, balleis, 
counsell, dekinis of craft and communitie of the said burght and thait 
snccesfiouris in office bettir secmitie in the premissis, the said Sir Waltir, 
with consent foirsaid, bindis and oblissis him, his airis and successonris 
quhatsumeuer, to mak the haill richtis, evidentis, and secnriteis, anid and 
new, quhilkis he hes or can acqueir of and concerning the saidis myhiis, 
killis, and vtheris abonementionat, furthcumand to the saidis proveist, 
balleis, connsell, dekinis of craft, and thair snccessouris in office quhen- 
ener thai necessarlie sail haif to do thairanent; and.gif neid beis, sail 
jndiciallie exhibite and produce the samyn befoir qnhatsoeuer judge or 
judges competent, to the end the samyn may be authentiklie transumptit, 
and the authentik transumpt thairof to be delyuerit to thame to ke keipit 
and vsit be thame as thair awin proper evidentis at thair plesoir : And 
PINALLIE, the said Sir Waltir Stewart, for his pairit, be the tennour heirof 
bindis and oblissis his airs and assigneyis to caus the said Dame Chrisiiane 
Craufurd, his spous, compeir judiciallie in presence of ane judge ordinar, 
and thare extra presentia, mariti^ to giue hir consent to this present contract 
and dispositioun thairin contenit and all infeffcmentis and securiteis 
apointed to follow thairvpon, and declair be hir bodilie ayth that scho is 
nawayis coactit, vrgit, nor compellit to the making and subscryuing of the 
premissis, bot that the samyn was done be hir of hir awin frie motive will 
to hir particular vse, vtilitie, and profeit, and that scho sail never cum in 
the contrar heirof, directlie nor indirectlie, in judgment nor outwithe, be 
na maner of way in tyme cuming. FOR the QUHiliKis the saidis proveist, 
balleis, counsel!, thesaiurer, deane of gild, and dekinis of craftis foirsaid, be 
the tennour heirof bindis and oblissis thame and thair successonris in office 
to content, pay, and thankfuUie delyuir to the said Sir Waltir, his airis, snc- 
cessouris, or assignayis, alsweil thay not being infeft as infefb, entrit as not 
entrit, the sowme of nyne hundrethe merkis vsuall money of this realme of 
Scotland, yeirlie, at twa tennis in the yeir, Witsvnday and Mertimes in 
wintir, be equall portionis, beginnand the first termes payment at the feist 
and terme of Mairtimes nixtocum, and swa fiirthe yeirlie and termehe thair- 
eftir at the termes abone specifiet, as for the fewdewtie of the saidis myhiis, 
multouris, superioritie, fewdewteis, and vtheris particularlie and generallie 
abone specifiet, in maner abone meirtionat. And for the mair securitie, the 



806 CHAETERS AND T>r .>'^ l^^^^- 

the saidis proveist, baUeis, cotmsell, .^^presentis be insert «.d re- 

eaid biargM, and thair successour; ..>«!* ^^^^ ^^^^ t Winter- 

in and to the haill few dewtei . ^>f^ ^^ homing poyndmg. and 

infeftmentis, Beasingis, and v*' . ; >-* f!''^^^^ • ^J^J hormng to pas 

, , , p • J I •, ^^♦; • j&nerlie ; and to that effect constitutis 

to the fewans and tennent^ <;^* , n- .^ . j . . 

onv his predicessouris a^ ,.J^tindBeuera.\he,promtUenteede rata, etc. 

^, ^ . ^ .. ITT ' • .'**'!lifinti8, vrittin be Adame Scot, notir and 

thainn expressit : WlT^ V/^i u rni u -xu xi. -j* 

zc T_ xu ifi ^ ^>.iifle clerk of Glasgow, baith the saidis pair- 

office, be thame selr -^V*^r • j i r • -j u r • xi.- -x 

• ^ X -xu XT. . 1^ -^ day* y©ir, and place foirsaid, befoir thir wit- 

intromet with the B' ^^i*^ '^li o: w il- xu -jVu xx • j ^ 

, f /I " r^ ^ ■ Jth^ ^^'^ ^^ W altir, the said threttein day of 

j*^, • 1 -' rf-'^'^cftesoun of Lambhill, Johnne Thomsoxin, court 

, . , y . , \ -^^^v**^ v^per of Auchindwnanzie, Mr Thomas Huchesonn, 

rc: - ff-i ' '#^'^*fjrr Jani®8 Andersoun, writer thair, inserter of the 

, , If • * ^^l^'^'^^f *^^ befoir thir witnessis to the subecriptionis of 

-, - *\^^^Jjl^ counsell, and deaconis of craft, the said fourtein 

^^0'^^Jsi^^ Braidwood, younger, Wm. Yair, servitor to the 
\ ^ ^^^^f^^otif Mathow Ker, and Johnne Govan, officeris of the 

€¥ Mi^ ^ subscrihitur:) Sir W. Stewart off Mynto ; Robert Napeir 



mi ^^^ i^sloy witnes ; George Huchesone, witnes to Myntois sub- 

i^^^^f iIucheson,witnes; J. Andersoun, witnes; •James Stewart, 

f^"^' ^8 JJammiltoune, James Ingles, James Braidwode, baillie; 

^^<^' nbc^lh Mathow Trumble, W. Wemis, Johnne Rowat, Patrik 

iV^^ t^j t*4>uyngham, James Stewart, Ninian Andersone, Andro Faulhs, 

J'*^ trork, Jtone Pedie, Dauid Scherar, deikin of couperis and coun- 

^,10*^ ^y'0i. Watsoun, deikin of flescheouris ; Mathow Glen, deiking of 

^etf^jeris; Thomas Riche, deacon of the cordineris. We, Allane 

0^ jj^une, Johnne Dicksoun, Gabriell Smyth, Alexander Cauldwell, 



. ^ counsallouris of the said burgh; Johnne Stewart, deacoun of the 
^^'^tjsieB; James Allanesoun, deacoun of the wrychtis; Thomas Gray, 
*^*l^un of the tailyeouris; John Hall, deacoun of the chirurgians; 
2^^ell Spens, deacoun of the bonnetmakeris, and Archibald Patersoun, 
^^vn of the wabsteris; with our hand at the pen led be the notaris 
nderwritten, at our command becaus we can nocht wryte. Ita est, 
jo^j^es Thomesone, notarius publicus de mandate dictaruin personarum, 
geribere nescientium ut asseruere, teste manu propria. Ita est, Adamus 
Soot, connotarius, de mandatis dictarum personarum scribere nescien- 
tium testante manu propria asseruit. 



ITING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 309 



C. 

Dy Sir Walter Stewart of Mynto, disponing to the Provost, 
^allies, Dean of Guild, Treasurer, Deacons of the Crafks, 
Councillors, and Community of the Burgh and City of Glasgow, 
the two corn mills and man mill called the Subdean's mills, 
with the little kiln belon^ng thereto, and the multures and 
others therein mentioned. Glasgow, 6 May 1620. 



Q 



MNIBUS banc cartam visuris vel audituris Dominus Walterus Stewart 
de MyntO) miles, salutem in Domino sempitemam. Noyeritis me, cum 
consensu et assensu Domine Christine Crauiurd mee sponse, pro perim- 
pletione vnius partis cujusdam contractus initi et confecti inter me cum 
consensu et assensu dicte mee spouse ab vna, et Jacobum Stewart pro- 
positum, Gabrielum Conyngbame, Jacobum Braidwoode et Magistrum 
Willelmum Stewart, baliuos burgi et ciuitatis Glasguensis, Jacobum Ham- 
miltoun, Jacobum Inglis, Colinum Campbell, decanum de gild, Joannem 
Conyngbame, tbesaurarium, Patricium Maxwell, deaconum deaconorum, 
Matheum Trumble, Willelmum Weymes, Joannem Rowat, Allanum Conyng- 
bame, Joannem Diksoun, Joannem Gilmour, Robertum Flemyng, Jacobum 
Stewart, Walterum Stirling, Robertum Rowat, Tbomam Morsoim, Ninianum 
Andirsoun, Gabrielum Smytb, Alexandrum Cauldwell, Dauidem Scherar, 
Willelmum Howie, Willelmum Neilsoun,8eniorem, Joannem Padie, Jacobum 

1.0 all who shall see or hear this charter, Sir Walter Stewart of Mynto, knight, 
greeting in the Lord everlasting. Know ye that I, with consent and assent of 
Lady Christian Cranfurd, my spouse, for fulfilment of a part of a certain contract 
made and concluded between me, with consent and assent of my said spouse on the 
one part, and James Stewart, provost, Gabriel Conynghame, James Braidwoode, 
and Master William Stewart, bailies of the burgh and dty of Glasgow ; James 
Hammiltoun, James Inglis, Colin Campbell, dean of gild; John Conynghame, 
treasurer; Patrick Maxwell, deacon convener; Matthew Trumble, William 
Weymes, John Rowat, Allan Conynghame, John Diksoun, John Gilmour, Robert 
Flemyng, James Stewart, Walter Stirling, Robert Rowat, Thomas Morsoun, Ninian 
Andirsoun, Gabriel Smyth, Alexander Cauldwell, David Scherar, William Howie, 
William Neilsoun, elder ; John Padie, James Lychtbodie, Andrew Mylne, coundllors 



308 CHABTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1619. 

saidis pairteis ar content and consentis that thir presentis be insert and re- 
gistrat in the buikis of counsel!) and ane decreit of the lordis thairof inter- 
ponit thairtO) and that lettres and executoriallis of homing, poynding^ and 
warding, and vtheris necessaris be direct thairvpon ; and homing to pas 
ypon ane simple chairge often dayis allanerlie ; and to that effect constitutis 
(blank) thair procuratouris, conjnnctlie and seuerallie, promittentee de rata^ etc. 
In WITNES of the quhilkis, thir presentis, vrittin be Adame Scot, notir and 
seruitour to Johne Thomspne, toune clerk of Glasgow, baith the saidis pair- 
teis hes subscrynit the samyn, at day, yeir, and place foirsaid, befoir thir wit- 
nessis to the subscriptionn of the said Sir Waltir, the said threttein day of 
September, viz., George Huchesomi of Lambhill, Johnne Thomsoim, court 
derk of Glasgow, Robert Naper of Auchindwnanzie, Mr Thomas Huchesoun, 
noter in Glasgow, and Mr James Andersoun, writer thair, inserter of the 
daitt and witnessis herein ; and befoir thir witnessis to the subscriptionis of 
the saidis prouest, baillies, counsell) and deaconis of craft, the said fourtein 
day of September, James Braidwood, yoimger, Wm. Yair, servitor to the 
said Johnne Thomson, Mathow Ker, and Johnne Govan, officeris of the 
said burght. {Sic subscribitur:) Sir W. Stewart off Mynto ; Robert Napeir 
of Auchindonanezie, witnes ; George Huchesone, witnes to Myntois sub- 
Bcriptioun ; Mr T. Hucheson, witnes; J» Andersoun, witnes; iJames Stewart, 
provest; James Hammiltoime, James Ingles, James Braidwode, baillie; 
Coline Campbell, Mathow Trumble, W. Wemis, Johnne Rowat, Patrik 
Maxwell, J, Conyngham, James Stewart, Ninian Andersone, Andro Faullis, 
maister work, Jhone Pedie, Dauid Scherar, deikin of couperis and coun- 
sellour ; Wm. Watsoun, deikin of flescheouris ; Mathow Glen, deiking of 
the baxteris; Thomas Riche, deacon of the cordineris. We, Allane 
Cunynghame, Johnne Dicksoun, Gabriell Smyth, Alexander Cauldwell, 
ordinar counsallouris of the said burgh ; Johnne Stewart, deacoun of the 
masounes ; James Allanesoun, deacoun of the wrychtis ; Thomas Gray, 
deacoun of the tailyeouris; John Hall, deacoun of the chirurgians; 
Michell Spens, deacoun of the bonnetmakeris, and Archibald Patersoun, 
deacoun of the wabsteris; with our hand at the pen led be the notaris 
vnderwritten, at our command becaus we can nocht wryte. Ita est, 
Joannes Thomesone, notarius publicus de mandate dictaruin personarum, 
scribere nescientium ut asseruere, teste manu propria. Ita est, Adamus 
Scot, connotarius, de mandatis dictarum personarum scribere nescien- 
tium testante manu propria asseruit. 



1620.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 809 



a 

Chabteb by Sir Walter Stewart of Mynto, diflponing to the Provost^ 
BaiKes, Dean of Guild, Treasurer, Deacons of the Crafts, 
Councillors, and Community of the Burgh and City of Glasgow, 
the two corn mills and man mill called the Subdean's mills, 
with the little kiln belonging thereto, and the multures and 
others therein mentioned. Glasgow, 6 May 1620. 







MNIBUS banc cartam viauris vel auditnris Dominus Walterus Stewart 
de MyntO) miles, salutem in Domino sempitemam. Noyeritis me, cum 
consensu et assensu Domine Christine Craufurd mee sponse, pro perim- 
pletione vnius partis cujusdam contractus initi et confecti inter me cum 
consensu et assensu dicte mee sponse ab vna, et Jacobum Stewart pro- 
positum> Gabrielum Conynghame, Jacobum Braidwoode et Magistrum 
Willelmum Stewart, baliuos burgi et ciuitatis Glasguensis, Jacobum Ham- 
miltoun, Jacobum Liglis, Colinum Campbell, decanum de gild, Joannem 
Conyngbame, thesaurarium, Patricium Maxwell, deaconum deaconorum, 
Matheum Trumble, Willelmum Weymes, Joannem Rowat, Allanum Conyng- 
hame, Joannem Diksoun, Joannem Gilmour, Robertum Flemyng, Jacobum 
Stewartj Waiterum Stirling, Robertum Rowat> Thomam Morsoun, Ninianum 
Andirsoun, Gabrielum Smyth, Alexandrum Cauldwell, Dauidem Scherar, 
Willelmum Howie, Willelmum Neilsoun^seniorem, Joannem Padie, Jacobum 

lo all who shall see or hear this charter, Sir Walter Stewart of Mynto, knight, 
greeting in the Lord everlasting. Know ye that I, with consent and assent of 
Lady Christian Cranfurd, my spouse, for fulfilment of a part of a certain contract 
made and concladed between me, with consent and assent of my said sponse on the 
one part, and James Stewart, provost, Gabriel Conynghame, James Braidwoode, 
and Master William Stewart, bailies of the bnrgh and dty of Glasgow ; James 
Hammiltonn, James Inglis, Colin Campbell, dean of gild; John Conynghame, 
treasurer; Patrick Maxwell, deacon convener; Matthew Trumble, William 
Weymes, John Rowat, Allan Conynghame, John Diksoun, John Gilmour, Robert 
Flemyng, James Stewart, Walter Stirling, Robert Rowat, Thomas Morsoun, Ninian 
Andirsoun, Gabriel Smyth, Alexander Cauldwell, David Scherar, William Howie, 
William Neilsoun, elder ; John Padie, James Lyditbodie, Andrew Mylne, coundllors 



810 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1620. ^ 

Lychtbodie, Andream Mjine, constiles dicti burgi; Joannem Stewart, 
decanum fabromm murariomm, Jacobum Allansoun, decanum fabrornm 
Kgnariorum, Thomam Gray, decannin sartoruin, Thomam Richie, deca- 
num coriariorum, Joannem Hall, decanum chirurg[or]um, Willelmum 
Neilsoun, juniorem, visitorem polentariorum, Michaelem Spens, decanum 
piliariorum, Matheum Glen, decanum pistorum, Archibaldum Patersoun, 
decanum textorum, et Willelmum Watsoun decanum lanionum, pro seipsiB 
a<; onus super ipsos accipientes pro communitate dicti burgi, partibus ab 
altera, prout in dicto contractu de data decimo tertio et vigesimo 
quinto (tie mensis Septembris vltimo elapsi plenius continetur, vendidisse, 
alienasse, et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse, necnon vendere alienare 
et hac presenti carta mea confirmare preposito, balliuis, decano de gild, 
thesaurario, deaconibus artium, cousulibus et communitati dicti burgi et 
duitatis presentibus et eorum successoribus in officiis in perpetuum, absque 
vUa reversione, redemptione aut regressu aliquali TOTA BT Integra 
ilia duo molendina lie come mylnes et illud molendinum lie man mylne^ 
vocata Molendina Subdecani dicto burgo adjacentia et parvum vstri- 
num eisdem spectans, cum astrictis multuris et sequelis eorundem et 
vstrinorum eisdem astrictorum tam hactenus edificatorum quam edifi- 
candorum ; vnacum multuris et sequelis de Eistir et Westir Craigis 

of the said bargh ; John Stewart, deacon of the masons ; James AUansoun, deacon 
of the Wrights ; Thomas Gray, deacon of the tailors ; Thomas Richie, deacon of 
the cordiners ; John Hall, deacon of the chimrgeons ; William Neilsoun, yonnger, 
visitor of the maltmen ; Michael Spens, deacon of the bonnet-makers ; Matthew 
Glen, deacon of the bakers; Archibald Patersoun, deacon of the weavers; and William 
Watsoun, deacon of the fleshers, for themselves, and taking burden upon them for 
the community of the said burgh, on the other part, as in the said contract of date 
the thirteenth and twenty-fifth days of the month of September last bypast more 
fully is contained, have sold, alienated, and by this my present charter confirmed, 
and sell, alienate, and by this my present charter confirm to the provost, bailies, 
dean of gild, treasurer, deacons of the crafts, councillors and community of the 
said burgh and city that now are, and their successors in o£Soe for ever, without 
any reversion, redemption, or regress whatever, All Aim Whole those two 
mills, the Come Mylnes, and that mill the Man Mylne, called the Snbdean's Mills, 
lying beside the said burgh, and a little kiln belonging to the same, with the 
thirled multures and sequels thereof, and of the kilns astricted to them, as well 
already built as to be built ; together with the multures and sequels of Eistir and 
Westir Craigis due and wont, dams, water-draughts belonging to the said mills, 



1620.] RELATING TO THE CITT OF GLASGOW. 811 

debitis et conBuetis, lie damniSf toaterdrauchtisy eisdem molendinis spec- 
tantibus, passagiis, libero introitu et exitn solitis et consuetis, et omnibus 
aliis privilegiis et pertinentiis eisdem iDcumbentibus quibiiscunque; cum 
speciali priuilegio et libertate effodiendi lapides lie feujall faill et divote 
pro reparatione et sustentatione dictorum molendinorum lie damnisj 
wattirdrauchtis et passagiorum eorundem, ac cum privilegio et libertate 
effodiendi lapides pro sustentatione dictorum vstrinorum et edificatione 
dicti parvi vstrini et sustentatione eiusdem ; vnacum superioritate omnium 
et singulorum viginti trium vstrinorum hactenus edificatorum et hortorum 
eorundem dictis molendinis prope adjacentium et astrictorum; vnacum om- 
nibus annuis redditibus feodifirmalibus de dictis vstrinis et bortis mihi et 
heredibus meis debitis et astrictis, extendentibus annuatim ad summam 
centum duarum librarum xiij" iiij* monete hujus regni Scocie. TeNbnda 
ET HABENDA tota et integra dicta ilia molendina lie come mylnis et illud 
molendinum lie man mylne vocata Molendina Subdecani {etc,^ ut eupr<{\ 
prenominatis proposito, balliuis, decano de gild, thesaurario, consulibus, 
deaconibus artium et communitati dicti burgi et ciuitatis presentibus et 
eorum successoribus in officiis de me heredibus meis et successoribus in 
feodo et hereditate in perpetuum libere plenarie quiete integre honorifice 
bene et in pace sine aliquo impedimento contradictione aut obstaculo 
aliquali : REDDENDO inde annuatim pre£etti propositi, balliui, decanus de 

passages, free ish and entry used and wont, and all other privileges and pertinents 
whatsoever pertaining to them, with the special privilege and freedom of digging 
stones, fewaU^ fcdU and divot, for mending and upholding the said mills, dams, 
water-draughts, and passages of the same, and with privilege and freedom to 
quarry stones for upholding of the said kilns, and building of the said little kiln, 
and upholding thereof ; together with the superiority of all and sundry twenty-three 
kilns heretofore built, and gardens of the same lying adjacent to the said mills and 
astricted to them ; together with all annual rents of feef arm due and astricted to me 
and my heirs furth of the said kilns and yards, extending yearly to the sum of one 
hundred and two pounds thirteen shillings and f ourpence money of this reahn of Scot- 
land. To HAVE AND TO HOLD all and whole the said mills, the Come Mylnis, and 
that mill, the Man Mylne, called the Subdean's Mills [eto.], to the forenamed provost, 
bailies, dean of gild, treasurer, councillors, deacons of the crafts, and community of the 
said burgh and city now being, and their successors in office, of me, my heirs and suc- 
cessors in fee and heritage for ever, freely, fully, quietly, wholly, honourably, well and 
in peace, without any hindrance, gainsaymg, or obstacle whatsoever. Fating there- 
for yearly the foresaid provosts, bailies, dean of gild, treasurer, councillors^ deacona 



12 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1620. 

gild, thesanraiius, consules, deaconi artiam, et commuuitas dicti bnrgi et 
civitatis presentes et eorum eucceBBores in officiis mihi beredibuB meis et 
BUCceBSoribiiB meis stimmam Bexcentarum librarum monete antedicte ad 
duos anni terminos consuetos festa, videlicet, PentecosteB et Sancti Martini 
in hyeme per eqnales portiones nomine feodifirme tcuitum, pro omni alio 
onere exactione qnestione demanda sen seryicio sectdari que de predictis 
molendinis, VBtrinis, bortis, astrictis mnlturis, et sequelis antedictifi, cnm per- 
tinentiis per quoBcunque juste exigi poterint qnomodolibet vel requiri. 
Et ego vero dictus dominus Walterus Stewart de Mynto, miles, heredes 
mei et successores prescripti cum conBenBU et assensu antedictis tota et 
integra dicta duo molendinaria lie come mylnii et illud molendarium lie 
man mylne \etc.^ ut Buprc[\ prefatis proposito, balliuis, decano de gild, 
tbesaurario, consulibuB, deaconibus artium et communitati dicti burgi et 
civitatis presentibus et eorum Buccessoribus ab omnibus wardis, releviis, 
non introitibuB, conjunctis infeodationibus, dominarum tertiis, vitalibus 
redditibuB, annuis redditibus, eschaetis, forlsfactiuis, reductionibus, pur- 
prusiiB, disclamationibus, bastardiis, alienationibus, sasinis priuatis sen pub- 
licis, inhibitionibus, interdictionibus, evictionibus, reversionibus, redemp- 
tionibuB, appreciationibus, assedationibus longis sen breyibus, feodiGrmariis, 
taxationibus aut aliis impositionibus, periculis, damnis et inconvenientiis 

of the craftB, and oommunity of the said burgh and city, now being, and their snc- 
cessorB in office, to me, my heirs and sncoessors, the sum of six handred pounds 
money foresaid, at the two usual terms in the year, to wit, the feasts of Whit- 
sunday and Martinmas in winter, by even portions, in name of fenfarm only, for 
all other burden, exaction, quest, demand, or secular service, which may be rightly 
exacted or required in any manner of way, from the foresaid mills, kilns, yards, 
thirled multures, and sequels foresaid, witfi their pertinents, by any whomsoever. 
And I the said Sir Walter Stewart of Mynto, knight, my hebs and successors be- 
forewritten, with consent and assent foresaid, shall warrant, acquit, and for ever 
defend, according to the form and tenor of the said contract, all and whole the 
said two mills, the Com Mylnes, and that mill, called the Man Mylne [«te.], to 
the foresaid provost, bailies, dean of gild, treasurer, coundUors, deacons of the crafts, 
and community of the said burgh and dty now being, and their successors, from 
all wards, reliefs, non-entries, conjoint fees, ladies tierces, liferents, annualrents, 
escheats, forfeitures, reductions, purprusions, disclamations, bastardies, alienations, 
private or public seizins, inhibitions, interdictions, evictions, reversions, redemp- 
tions, apprizings, tacks long or short, feefarms, taxations, or other impositions, risks, 
skaitii, and inconvenients whatsoever, as well not named as named, past^ present. 



1620.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GIJLSGOW. 818 

qnibusaunque qxiam non nominatis quam nominatis preteritis presentibus 
66a AituriB, Becundnm formam et tenorem dicti contractus warrantizabimus, 
acquietabinms et in perpetuum defendemus. Insuper dilectis meis Niniano 
Stewart, portionario de Newtonn , . . ac veetrum cnilibet conjnnctim 
et divisim, ballinifi meis in hac parte specialiter constitutis salatem. Vobis 
precipio et firmiter mando quatenus visis presentibus indilate statum et 
sasinam hereditariam, necnon realem actualem et corporalem possessionem 
totorum et integrorum predictorum duorum molendinorum [etc., vt supra] 
prenominatis proposito, balliuis, decano de gild, thesaurario, consulibus, 
deaconibus artium et communitati dicti burgi et ciuitatis presentibus et 
eorum successoribus inofficiis vel eorum certis actomatis latoribus presen- 
tium per terre et lapidis fundi lie clap et Jiopper et vnius denarij respectiue 
deliberationem ut moris est secundum formam et tenorem antescripte mee 
carte tradatis et deliberetis sen aliquis vestrum tradat sen deliberet et hoo 
nullo modoomittatis: ad quodferciendum vobis et vestrum cuilibetconjunctim 
et divisim meam plenariam et irrevocabilem tenore presentium committo 
potestatem. In oujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte mee (ex chyro- 
grapho Adami Scot seruitoris Joannis Thomsoun clerici dicti burgi et ciui- 
tatis) manu mea ac manu dicte mee sponse in signum ejus consensus et 
assensus sigillum meum proprium est appensum, apud Glasgow quinto die 

or to come, according to the form and tenor of the said contract. Moreover, to 
my well-beloved Ninian Stewart, portioner of Newtown, • . . and every 
one of you, jointly and severally, my bailies in that part spedally constituted, 
greeting. I charge and strictly command you, that on sight hereof, incontinent 
ye give and deliver, or any one of yon give and deliver, state and heritable 
seizin, and real, actual, and corporal possession of all and whole the foresaid two 
mills [etc.], to the forenamed provost, bsulies, dean of gild, treasurer, councillors, 
deacons of the crafts and community of the said burgh and city now being, and their 
successors in ofiSce, or to their certain attorneys bearers hereof, by delivery of 
earth and stone of the ground, the dap and hopper, and one penny respectively, as 
use is, according to the form and tenor of my before- written diarter ; and this in 
no wise ye leave undone. For the doing whereof, to you and every one of you, 
jointly and severally, by the tenor hereof, I commit my fall and irrevocable power. 
Ik wmiBSS whereof to this my present charter (written by Adam Scot, servitor to 
John Thomson, clerk of the said burgh and city), with my hand and the hand of 
my said spouse, in token of her consent and assent, my proper seal is appended, 
at Glasgow, the fifth day of the month of May, the year of Ood one thousand six 
1 BR 



814 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1621. 

menBisMaij anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo vigesimo, coram histesti- 
bu8 magistro Jacobo Corbet de Towcora, Magietro Jacobo Andirsonn, 
GeorgioHucheBoun deLambhill et Adamo Scot servitore Joannis Thomsoun 
clerici dicti burgi [Sic subscribitur]. S. W. Stewart oflF Mynto ; J. Corbet, wit- 
nes; J. Andersoun, witnes; Adame Scot, witnes; George Huchesone, witnes. 

hundred and twentieth, before these witnesses, Master James Corbet of Towcors^ 
Master James Andirsoun, George Hutchesomi of Lambhill, and Adam Scot, ser- 
vitor to John Thomsoun, clerk of the said burgh. Sic subscribitur S. W. Stewart 
of Mynto. Ja. Corbet, witness ; J. Anderson, witness ; Adame Scott, witness ; 
George Hutchesoune, witness. 



CI. 

Charter by James, Archbishop of Glasgow, disponing to Ludoyick, 
Duke of Lennox, the office of bailliary and justiciary of the 
Barony and Eegality of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 7 August 1621. 

UMNIBUS banc cartam visurus vel audituris, Jacobus, Archiepiscopus 
Glasguensis, ac dominus baronie et regalitatis eiusdem, salutem in 
Domino sempitemam. CuM nobis certo innotescat illustrem et prepo- 
tentem principem Ludovicum Lennocie ducem comitem Damlie et 
Richmond, dominum Methven, Torboltoun, et Sanctandree, magnum 
regni Scotie Admirallum, et camerariimi, suosque nobilissimos predices- 
sores Lennocie Comites, officio balliuatus, regalitatis et justiciarie infra 
bondas dominii et baronie de Glasgow, supra onmium hominum memo- 

10 all who shall see or hear this charter, James, Archbishop of Glasgow, and lord 
of the barony and regality of the same, greeting in God everlastmg. Whereas it 
has certainly been made known to us that an illustrious and most mighty prince, 
Ludovic, duke of Lennox, earl Damlie and Richmond, lord Methven, Torboltoun and St 
Andrews, great admiral and chamberlain of the realm of Scotland, and his most noble 
predecessors earls of Lennox, have possessed and enjoyed, beyond all memory of 
man, the o£Sce of bailliary, regaUty and justidaiy within the bounds of the lordship 



1621.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 816 

nam functos et gavisos fuisse, et quod eorum authoritate, ope et aimlio 
tenentee et inhabitantes dicti dominii et baronie in firmiori obsequio et 
Bervitio nobis nostrisque predicessoribua Glasguensibus Archiepiscopis 
hucvsque perstiterunt ; et cum pro conseruatione privilegiorum eiusdem 
regalitatis equum et necesse edt, dictum iUustrem principem Buosque 
heredes infrascriptos in jure et titulo dicti officii, quam potissime et rite 
fieri potest, confiimari et stabiliri, vtpote quod in evidentem nostri nos- 
trorumque successorum vtilitatem et compendium cedat. Noveritis igitiu- 
nos, cum expressis auisamento et cousensa et assensu decani et capituli 
Ecclesie nostre Metropolitane Glasguensis, dedisse, concessise, disposu- 
ifise, et bac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, necnon tenore presentium 
dare, concedere, disponere, et bac presenti carta nostra confirmare dicto 
nobili et potenti principi, Ludouico Lennocie duci, beredibus suis masculis et 
successoribus, hereditarie, TOTUM et Integrum dictum officium balliuatus 
et justiciarie dicte baronie et regalitatis Glasguensis infra bondas dicti 
dominii et baronie de Glasgow, et omnes eiusdem partes tam infra quam 
extra bm*gum de Glasgow, cum omnibus priuilegiis et immvnitatibus, 
feodis, casualitatibus et devoriis quibuscunque, dicto officio quovismodo 
pertinentibus solitis et consuetis: Dando et OONOEOENDO dicto nobili 
principi suisque beredibus masculis predictis nostram plenariam potestatem, 

and barony of Glasgow, and that through their authority, help and assistance the 
tenants and inhabitants of the said lordship and barony have hitherto continued in 
most stedfast obedience and service to us and our predecessors, archbishops of Glas- 
gow; and seeing that right and necessary it is for the preservation of the privileges of 
the said regality, that the said illustrious prince and his heirs underwritten be con- 
firmed and estabUshed in the right and title of the said office, as efficadously and 
righteoasly as may be done, as conducmg to the evident weal and advantage of us 
and our successors : Thebefoee, know ye that we, with express advice and consent 
and assent of the dean and chapter of our metropolitan church of Glasgow, have 
given, granted, disponed, and by this our present charter confirmed, and by the 
tenor hereof give, grant, dispone, and by this our present charter confirm, to the said 
noble and mighty prince, Ludovic, duke of Lennox, his heirs male and successors herit- 
ably, All and Whole the said office of bailliary and justiciary of the said barony and 
regality of Glasgow, within the bounds of the said lordship and barony of Glasgow, 
and all parts thereof, as well within as outwith the burgh of Glasgow, vrith all the 
privileges and immunities, fees, casualties and duties whatsoever, in any way per- 
taining, used and wont, to the said office. Giving and GRAimKG to the said noble 



816 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1621. 

curias justiciarie et balliuatus dicte noatre regalitatis, infra bondas dicti 
dominii et baronie de Glasgow, tarn iufra quam extra dictum burgum de 
Glasgow, et tarn in causis criminalibus quam in ciuilibus, quacunque 
parte vel loco dicti dominii, toties quoties ipsis expediens videbitur, 
statuendi, tenendi, inchoandi, affirmandi et continuandi ; sectas vocare 
causandi; omnes et singulas actiones et causas tam criminales quam 
civiles et alias causas quascunque, coram ipsis suisve deputatis, tanquam 
justiciariis et balliuis dicte regalitatis infra bondas dicti dominii, motas 
seu movendas, aut priuilegium dicte regalitatis concementes, audiendi, et 
juxta regni jura et consuetudinem patrie determinandi et decidendi; 
decreta, judicia, rotulamenta, act€^ literas testimoniales et alia scripta 
necessaria, desuper dandi, et eadem debite exequutioni demandandi vel 
demandari faciendi ; delinquentes et transgressores puniendi ; tenentes et 
inhabitantes dicti dominii et baronie coram aliis judicibus quibuscunque 
attachiatos, arrestatos et vocatos, in quibuscunque causis ciuilibus quam 
criminalibus, a dictis judicibus et eorum jurisdictione ad priuilegium et 
libertatem dicte regalitatis et curiarum eiusdem reducendi et replegi- 
andi; cautionem de CoUeraith, vel aliam cautionem quamcunque, pro 
justicia partibus conquerentibus infra terminum juris administranda, dandi 

prince and his heirs male foresaid our full power to set, hold, begin, affirm and 
continue courts of justiciary and bailliary of our said regality, within the bounds 
of the said lordship and barony of Glasgow, as well within as outwith ihe 
sidd burgh of Glasgow, and in criminal as well as in civil causes, in any part 
or place of the said lordship, as often as it shall seem expedient to them; 
suits to cause be called ; all and sundry actions and causes, as well criminal as 
civil, and other causes whatsover, moved or to be moved before them or their 
deputes as justiciars and bailies of the said regality within the bounds of the sidd 
loniship, or concerning the privilege of the said regality, to hear, and according to 
the laws of the kingdom and custom of the country to determine and dedde; 
decreets, judgments, rolls, acts, certificates and other writings needful, to 
give thereanent, and to put or cause the same to be put to due execution ; delin- 
quents and transgressors to punish ; tenants and inhabitants of the said lordship 
and barony, before whatever other judges they be attached, arrested and called, in 
whatever causes, civil or criminal, to reclaim and replege from the said judges and 
their jurisdiction to the privilege and freedom of the said regality and courts 
thereof ; surety of colleraith, or other surety whatsoever, to parties complaining, for 
administration of justice within term of law to give and find ; and to adjudicate 



1621.] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 817 

jet inyeniendi : Et super omnibus criminibus et delictis judicandi ; exitus 
et amerciamenta curiarum justiciarie et balliuatus dicti dominii, baronie et 
regalitatis eiusdem, vnacum escaetis dictarum curiarum que ratione con- 
yictionis ad nos pertinere possent, petendi, levandi, exigendi, et ad vsus 
8U08 proprioB applicandi : E&ceptis et reservatis nobis nostrisque succes* 
Boribus escaetis reorum homicidii vel murthuri, et pro dictis criminibus 
conyictorum ; brevia inquisitionis et alia quecunque ad capellam nostram 
dicte nostre regalitatis hac parte eiusdem infra dictas bondas eiusdem 
dominii et baronie de QIasgow in formis solitis et consuetis quoties opus 
fherit dirigendi, eademque debite deserviri fiiciendi, et ad dictam nostram 
capellam retomandi ; sasinam super nostris sasine preceptis super dictis 
retomatis, et aliis nostris sasine preceptis quibuscunque, dandi et deliber- 
andi, et sasinarum boves levandi, et ad vsus proprios applicandi ; deputatos 
sub ipsis in dictis officiis justiciarie et balliuatus, vnacum clericis, serjandis 
et adjudicatoribus, aliisque curie membris necessariis, faciendi, creandi, sub- 
stituendi et ordinandi, pro quibus respondere tenebuntur : CuM POTESTATE 
etiam prefato nobili principi, heredibus suis et successoribus antedictis, 
omnes et singulos nostros homines et tenentes et alios quoscunque infra 
dictum dominium et baroniam de Glasgow commorantes, ad conveniendum 
cum ipsis nostris balliuis eorumque deputatis, quoties opus frierit, pro 

upon all crimes and misdemeanors ; issues and amercements of the justice and bailie 
courts of the said lordship, barony and regality thereof, together with the escheats 
of court, which by reason of conviction may appertain to us, to ask, hft, exact, and 
apply to their own proper use ; excepting and reserving to us and our snocessors 
the escheats of persons accased of homicide and murder, and convicted of the said 
crimes ; briefs of inquest and others whatsoever to direct to our chancery of our said 
regality, on behalf thereof, within the said bounds of the said lordship and barony 
of Glasgow in forms used and wont, as often as need be, and to cause the same to 
be duly served and retoured to our said chancery ; sasine upon our precepts of sasine 
upon the said retours, and our other precepts of sasine whatsoever, to give and 
detiver, and uplift and apply to their own use the sasine oxen ; deputes under them 
in the said offices of justiciary and bailliary, together with clerks, Serjeants, and 
adjudicators, and other members of court needful, to make, create, substitute and 
ordain, for whom they shall be bound to answer. Wrrn powsb also to the fore- 
said noble prince, his heirs and successors foresaid, to charge, direct, and command 
all and sundry our men and tenants and others whomsoever dwelling within the 
said lordship and barony of Glasgow, to convene with our said bailies and their 



818 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1621. 

fortificatione autboritatis serenifiBimi domini nostri Regis successonimque 
suorum, ac manutentione, defensione et obseruatione immunitatum, priuile- 
giorum et libertatum nostri successorumque nostroram, ac regalitatis nostre 
dicti dominii et baronie de Glasgow, et inhabitantimn eiusdem, ac presidio 
dictorum nostrorum balliuorum in snis propriis negotiis, sub penis in talibns 
vsitatis et consuetis, mandandi, gerendi et percipiendi, et anniversariam 
Instrationem faciendi ; ceteraque omnia experiendi et administrandi, qne ad 
dicta officia infra limites et bondas dicte baronie de jnre et consuetudine per- 
tinere dignoscimtur. Tenendum et habendum totum et integrum dictum 
officium balliuatuB et justiciarie dicte baronie et regalitatis, cum omnibus et 
siDgulis escaetis, priuilegiis, immunitatibus, feodis, casualitatibus et divoriis 
quibuscunque predictis, prenominato nobili principi, heredibus masculis et 
successoribus suis, de nobis et successoribus nostris Glasguensibus Archie- 
piscopis, in feodo, hereditate et libera albafirmaimperpetuum ; cum omnibus 
aliis libertatibus,proficuis, asiamentis ac iustis suis pertinentiis quibuscunque, 
tam non nominatis quam nominatis, ad predictum officium spectantibus seu 
iuste spectare valentibus quomodolibet infoturum, libere, quiete, plenarie, in* 
tegre, honorifice, bene et in pace, sine aliquo impedimento, reuocatione, con- 
tradictione aut obstaculo aliquali. Reddendo inde annuatim dictus nobilis 

deputes, as often as need shall be, for the upholding of the authority of our sovereign 
lord the king and his successors, and maintaming, defending, and observing of ti^e 
immunities, privileges and freedoms of us and our successors, and of our regality 
of the said lordship and barony of Glasgow and inhabitants thereof, and for the 
protection of our said bailies in their proper affairs, under the penalties in such 
cases used and wont, and to hold the yearly riding of the marches; and to 
exercise and perform all other things that by right and custom are known to 
pertain to the said ofiSces within the bounds and limits of the said barony. To 
HAVE AND TO HOLD all and whole the said ofiSce of bailliary and justiciary of the 
said barony and regality with all and sundry escheats, privileges, immunities, fees, 
casualities and duties whatsoever aforesaid, to the beforenamed noble prince, his 
heirs male and successors, of us and our successors archbishops of Glasgow, in fee, 
heritage and free blenchferm, for evermore ; with all other freedoms, profits, ease- 
ments and their right pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as named, belong- 
ing or that may rightly belong in any way in time to come to the foresaid oflSice, 
freely, quietly, fully, wholly, honourably, well and in peace, without any impedi- 
ment, revocation, gainsaying or hindrance whatsoever. Paying therefor yeariy the 
said noble prince, his heirs male and successors, to us and our successors, one 



1621.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 819 

princeps, heredes sui masculi et saccessores, nobis et successoribus nostris, 
vnum denarium vsualis monete huius regni Scotie in die festo Penthecostes, 
nomine albefirme si petatur tantum, apud castrum de Glasgow ; et mini- 
fitrando jostitiam provt de jure convenit, pro omni alio onere, exactione, 
questione, demanda sen servitio seculari, que de predicto officio per quos- 
cunque juste exigi potent quomodolibet vel requiri. Prouiso tamen 
quod dictus illustris princeps suique successores tenebuntur vnum ex suis 
deputatis in dictis officiis habere, qui continue resideat et habitet infra 
dictum burgum de Glasgow, qui paratus sit ad omnem occasionem trans- 
gressores et delinquentes apprehendere, carcerare et ad delicti modum 
punire. Acetiam dicti deputati, tam extra quam infra dictum burgum 
residentes, tenebimtur, omni cum obsequio et reverentia, nos et nostros 
successores persequi et observare, Et si contra fecerint, vel in justitia 
ministranda defecerint, dictus illustris princeps suique successores tene- 
bimtur ad nostram vel successorum nostrorum delationem et intimationem 
in deputato[8] sues delates inquirere, et, causa recognit€^ officio privare, 
aliosque magis morigeros, obedientes et justitie fautores in eorum locum 
substituere. Et si quando contingat dictos deputatos abesse e dicto burgo, 
licebit nobis nostrisque successoribus, per nos aliosque nostrum speciale 

penny usual money of this realm of Scotland on the day of the feast of Whitsunday, 
in name of blenchferm if asked only, at the castle of GlasgQW ; and administering 
of justice, agreeably to law, for every other bnrden, exaction, quest, demand or 
secular service, which may rightly in any manner of way be exacted or required of 
the foresaid office by any whomsoever. Provided nevertheless that the said illns- 
trioas prince and his successors shall be bound to have one of their deputes in the 
said offices, who shall continually reside and dwell within the said burgh of Glas- 
gow, who shall be ready on every occasion to apprehend, incarcerate and punish, 
according to the measure of their fault, transgressors and delinquents. Also the said 
deputes, residing as well outwith as within the said burgh shall be bound to attend 
and wait on us and our successors with all worship and reverence. And if they do in 
the contrary, or fail in administering of justice, the said illustrious prince and his 
successors shall be bound at our or our successors' delation and information, to 
make inquiry about his deputes delated, and on taking cognition of the cause to 
remove them from office, and substitute in their stead others more attentive, 
obedient, and favourers of justice. And if at any time the sidd deputes shall 
happen to be absent from the said burgh, it shall be lawful to us and our succes- 
sors by ourselves and others having our special mandate, to apprehend committers 



820 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1621. 

maudatum habentes, homicidii ant furti criminis infra dictum burgum 
committentes in recenti et flagranti crimine apprehendere, et in publicam 
cnstodiam et carcerem committere, poetea infra juris terminum vel ad 
maximum infra yiginti quatuor boras deputatis dicti nobilis principis 
offerendos et presentandos, vt super iis justicia babeatur vel administretur 
secundum leges patrie. Acetiam licebit nobis et successoribus nostris 
creare et constituere balliros, clericos, serjandos et alia curie membra 
necessaria, infra bondas dicti dominii et baronie de Glasgow, coram 
quibus nos nostrique factores et camerarii actiones moueant contra 
tenentes et vassalloB dicte baronie, aliosque censuum nostrorum debitores, 
pro Bolutione censuum, firmarum, cctnarum, custumarum et aliarum diuo- 
riarum nobis nostrisque successoribus debitarum: Et ad hunc effectum 
curias statuere et figere quoties opus frierit, tantummodo, et non ad alium 
vsum vel finem. Et nos vero dictus Jacobus Glasguensis Archiepiscopus 
et successores nostri, totum et integrum dictum officium balliuatus et 
justiciarie totius baronie et regalitatis de Glasgow, tarn infra burgum 
quam extra totius dicte baronie, cum omnibus priuilegiis, immunitatibus, 
feodis, casualitatibus et diuoriis quibuscunque, dicto officio quovismodo 
pertinentibus, prenominato nobili principi heredibus suis masculis et suc- 
cessoribus, in omnibus et per omnia, forma pariter et effectu, vt efiectum 

of the crime of homicide or theft within the said burgh taken in the act, and to 
conmiit to public custody and prison ; afterwards within term of law or at the 
most within twenty-four hours, to be offered and presented to the deputes of 
the said noble prince, that justice may be had or ministered upon them according 
to the laws of the country. Also it shall be lawfid to ns and our successors to 
create and constitute bailies, clerks, Serjeants and other members of court needful, 
within the bounds of the said lordship and barcmy of Glasgow, before whom we 
and our factors and chamberlains may bring actions against the tenants and vassals 
of the said barony, and others debtors of our rents, for payment making of rents, 
maills, kains, customs, and other duties due to us and our successors ; and to that 
effect to set and fix courts, so oft as may be needful, only, and not to any other 
use or end. And we the said James archbishop of Glasgow and our successors, 
shall warrant from our own proper fact, acquit and for ever defend against all 
deadly all and whole the said ofiSce of bailliary and justiciary of the whole barony 
and regality of Glasgow, as well within as outwith of all the said barony, with all 
privileges, immunitieB, fees, casualities, and duties whatsoever, in any way belong- 
ing to the said officei to the forenamed noble prince, his heirs male and successors, 



1621.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 321 

est, contra omnes mortales warrantizabimus a nostro proprio facto acquie- 
tabimus et imperpetuum defendemus. Lisuper dilectis nostris, domino 
Waltero Stenart de Mynto militi, et eorum cnilibet conjunctim et diuisim, 
balliuis nostris in hac parte specialiter constitutis, salutem. Vobifi et 
vestrom cnilibet precipimns et firmiter mandamns, qnatenus visia pre- 
sentibufi, indilate statnm, sasinam hereditariam, pariter et possesBionem 
realem actualem et corporalem totius et integri dicti officii ballinatus et 
jnsticiarie dicte baronie et regalitatis de Glasgow, infra bondas predicti 
dominii et baronie de Glasgow, et omnes einsdem partes, tam infra qnam 
extra burgmn de Glasgow, cum omnibus priuilegiis, immunitatibus, feodis, 
casualitatibus et diuoriis quibuscunque dicto officio quovismodo pertinen- 
tibus solitis et consuetis, prenominato nobili et potenti principi Ludouioo 
Lennocie duci, vel suo certo actomato latori presentium, secimdum con- 
suetudinem huius regni in talibus fieri et tenorem carte nostre antedicte, 
in omnibus suis punctis, tradatis et deliberetis, sen aliquis vestrum tradat 
et deliberet, et hoc nullo modo omittatis : Ad quod fistciendum vobis et 
vestrum cnilibet conjunctim et diuisim balliuis meis in hac parte cmte- 
dictis, meam plenariam et irreuocabilem tenore presentium committimus 
potestatem. In gujus rex testimonium, presentibus, per Franciscum 
Kennedie servitorem Thome M*Awlay scribe in Edinburgh scriptis, 

in all and by all, alike in form and effect as aforesaid. Farther, to our well-be- 
loved Sir Walter Steuart of Mynto, knight, . . . and every one of them jointly 
and severally our bailies in that part specially constitute, greeting. We command 
and strictly charge you and every one of you that on sight hereof, incontinent ye 
give and deUver, or any one of you give and deliver, state, heritable sasine, and 
real actual and corporal possession of all and whole the said office of bailliary and 
justiciary of the said barony and regality of Glasgow, within the bounds of the 
foresaid lordship and barony of Glasgow, and all parts thereof, as well within as 
outwith the burgh of Glasgow, with all privileges, inmmnities, fees, casualties, 
and duties whatsoever pertaining in any manner to the said office, used and wont, 
to the forenamed noble and mighty prince, Ludovic, duke of Dennox, or his certain 
attorney bearer hereof, according to the custom of this kingdom in such cases, and 
the tenor of our foresaid charter in all its points. And this in no wise ye leave 
undone. To the doing whereof by the tenor of these presents we commit to you 
and every one of you, jointly and severally, our baiUes in that part aforesaid, my 
full and irrevocable power. In witness whsbbof to these presents, written by 
Frauds Kennedy, servitor to Thomas M'Awlay, writer in Edinburgh, subscribed 
1 S S 



823 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1628. 

mann nostra sabecriptis, vnacnm (lubscriptionibas manualibuB dicti decani 
et capitxdi dicte ecclesie nostre de Glasgow, sigillum nostrum proprium 
vnacnm sigillo commnni dicte ecclesie snnt appensa; Apnd Edinburgh, 
septimo die mensis Angusti, anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo vigesimo 
primo ; coram his testibus, domino Roberto Steuart de Scheillinglaw, mi- 
lite, Georgio Law, meo filio legitime, Magistro Jacobo Law meo servitore, 
Magistro Jacobo Seatoun de Littill Fawside, Magistro Joanne Andersonn 
et Frederico Wetche, servitoribns dicti domini Roberti Steuart de Scheil- 
linglaw militis. 

with our hand, together with the subscription manual of the said dean and chapter 
of our said church of Glasgow, our proper seal, together with the common seal of 
the said church is appended. At Edinburgh, the seventh day of the month of 
August, the year of God one thousand six hundred and twenty one, before these 
witnesses, Sir Robert Steuart of Scheillinglaw, knight ; George Law, my lawful 
son ; Master James Law, my servitor ; Master James Seatoun of Littill Fawside ; 
Master John Andersoun and Frederick Wetshe, servitors to the said Sir Robert 
Steuart of Scheillinglaw, knight. 



GIL 

Charter by James Law, Archbishop of Glasgow, with consent of the 
Dean and Chapter, confirming, inter aliuy the gift of immunities 
granted to the University on 1 December 1453, by William 
TumbuU, bishop of Glasgow, No. xxv, Glasgow, SO October 
1628. 

Jacobus, miseratione divina Archiepiscopus Glasguensis cum consensu 
decani et capituli ecclesie nostre metropolitane Glasguensis. Intelu- 
GBNTES quod quondam Willelmus, Archiepiscopus Glasguensis, predecessor 



James, by divine mercy Archbishop of Glasgow, with consent of the dean and 
chapter of our metropoUtan church of Glasgow. UNDERSTAMDiNa that the deceased 
William, Archbishop of Glasgow, our predecessor, with consent of his dean and 



1628.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 828 

noster, cum consensu decani et capituli sui pro tempore, dedit et con* 
cessit Rectori universitatis Glasguensis, doctoribus, magistris, ceterisque 
suppositis eiusdem universitatis, omnia et singula privilegia et liber- 
tates particulariter subscriptas quorum tenor verbatim sequitur : — Nos 
WHiLELMUS miseratione divina episcopus [etc., ut supra, No. xxv.]. 
Que QUIDEM privilegia et libertates particulariter suprascriptas nos, cum 
avisamento et consensu dicti nostri decani et capituli, ratificamus, appro* 
bamus, ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo confirmamus 
in singulis suis punctis, articulis, clausulis, conditionibus, et circumstantiis 
quibuscunque, in omnibus et per omnia, forma pariter et eflfeotu ut pre- 
missum est. Insxtfeb, pro dicte Universitatis Glasguensis et membroru 
eiusdem majori securitate, jure et titulo prescriptorum privilegiorum et 
libertatum, de nova, damns, concedimus, disponimus, et pro nobis et succes- 
soribus nostris per presentes pro perpetuo confirmamus, dicte Universitati 
sen CoUegio Glasguensi, rectori, prefecto, doctoribus, magistris, ceterisque 
suppositis et membris eiusdem, eorumque successoribus, omnia et singula 
privilegia, libertate set immunitates respective et particulariter supra men* 
tionates, per ipsos libere et pacifice gaudendas et possidendas, cum omni- 
bus conditionibus eorundem prescriptis omni tempore futuro, absque 
uUa revocatione, contradictione, aut abstaculo aliquali. Preterquam 

chapter for the time, gave and granted to the rector of the umversity of Glasgow, 
the doctors, masters and other sapposts of the said university, all and singular 
privileges and liberties particularly underwritten, whereof the tenor follows 
verbatim: — We William, by divine mercy Bishop [efc., as above^ No. xxv.]. 
Which privileges and liberties particularly abovewritten, we, widi advice and 
consent of our said dean and chapter, ratify, approve, and for us and our successors 
for ever confirm in all their points, articles, clauses, conditions and circumstances 
whatsoever, in all and by all, in the same form and effect as is before mentioned. 
Moreover, for the greater security of the said University of Glasgow and members 
of the same, right and title of the foresaid privileges and liberties, we of new give, 
grant, dispone, and for us and our successors by these presents for ever confirm 
to the said University or College of Glasgow, rector, principal, doctors, masters, 
and other supposts and members of the same, and their successors, all and singular 
the privileges, liberties and immunities respectively and particularly above men- 
tioned, to be by them freely and peacefully enjoyed and possessed, with all 
conditions of the same respectively above written, in all time coming, without any 
revocation, contradiction, or impediment whatever. Besides, we will that all 



324 CHARTERS AND D0CUB4ENTS 11628. 

quod volumus quoBcunque beneficiatos nostre dioecesis ex eorom ntunero 
quibus cura animamm demandata est, in siiis beneficis personaliter resi- 
dere infutunim. In OUJUS REI TESTIMONIUM, presentibus, ex chirographo 
magistri Jacobi Andersone, Bervitoris Georgii Hutchesone de Lambhill, 
notarii publici, manu noBtra ac manibus dicti decani et capituli, in signnm 
Buorum conBenBiis et assenBUB ad premiBsa subscriptiB Bigillum meum ac 
commune sigillum dicti capituli Bunt appeuBa, apud castrum de Glasgow 
penultimo die mensis Octobris anno Domini millesimo Bexcentesimo 
vigesimo octavo, coram his testibus, Jacobo Boill, procuratore fisci 
commissariatuB Glasguensis; Davide Law, nostro servitore; Joanne 
M'Lellane et Joanne M^Ejnnoun, studentibus in dicto CoUegio de Glasgow, 
Ja. Glasgow; magister Jacobus Hamiltoun, decanus; T. Sharpus, 
Archidiaconus Glasguensis; M. David Sharpius, precentor; M. P. 
Cambuslangius, W. Wheitfurde Moffett, M. J. Crichtoun, cantor ; J. Hay, 
Renfrew ; Mr R. Watson, Cardross ; Mr Thomas Bannatyne, Douglass ; 
J. Anderson, Camweth, thesaurarius ; W. Brisbane, Erskyne; Mr James 
Gillespie, Killern ; Mr William Nesbitt, Torboltoun ; An. Lismoren, 
Eglishame; E. Annand, Ayr; Jo. Strang, Govan; Mr C. Hog, Stobo; M. A. 
Reid, Eskirk; Ja. Sanders, Glasgow Secundo; Ja. Boill, witness to James, 
Archbischope of Glasgow, his subBcriptione ; David Law, witness ; John 
M^Lellane, witness ; John M'Ejimoun, witness. 

beneficed persons of our diocese to whom the cure of sools is committed, personally 
reside in their benefices in futore. In wmcBss whereof to these presents written 
by Master James Andersone, servitor to George Hutchesone of Lambhill, notary 
public, subscribed with our hand, and with the hands of the said dean and chapter 
in token of their consent and assent to the premises, my seal and the common seal 
of the said chapter are appended, at the Castle of Qlasgow, on the thirtieth day of 
the month of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred twenty 
eight, in presence of these witnesses, James Boill, procurator fiscal of the 
commissariat of Glasgow, David Law, our servitor, John M'Lellane and John 
M'Einnoun, students in the said College of Glasgow, Ja. Glasgow, [«&;., as 
above.'] 



1629.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 



cm. 

Charter by King Charles I.^ under his Great Seal^ confirming to 
Ludovick^ Duke of Lennox^ the Charter^ Ko. ci« Holyrood 
House, 1 April 1629. 



c 



'AROLUS, Dei gratia Magne Britannie, Francie, et Hybemie, fideique 
defensor, Bex. Omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue, clericis et laicis 
salntem; Sciatis nos, cum auisamento et consensu predilecti nostri con- 
sanguinei et consiliarii Joannis comitis de Mar, domini Erskein et 
Oarioche, etc., nostri principalis thesaurarii regni nostri Scotie, et re* 
manentium dominonun nostri scaccarii nostrorum commissionariorum, pro 
concessione infeofamentorum et nostrorum reddituum infra hoc regnum 
nostrum gubematione ordinatorum, quandam cartam alienationis, et 
dispositionem in eadem contentam, factam, datam et concessam per dilec- 
tum nostrum consiliarium Jacobum Glasguensem Episcopimi, dominii 
baronie et regalitatis eiusdem, cum consensu decani et capituli Ecclesie 
Metropolitane de Glasgow, quondam nostro charissimo consanguineo 
Ludouico Duci Lennocie, heredibus suis masculis et successoribus heredi- 
tarie, de toto et integro officio balliuatus et justiciarie dicte baronie et 
regalitatis de Glasgow, infra bondas dicti dominii et baronie de Glasgow, 

VHARLES, by the grace of God, king of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, and 
defender of the faith, to all good men of his whole land, derics and laics, greet- 
ing : Enow ye that we, with advice and consent of our well-beloved cousin and 
counsellor, John, earl of Mar, lord Erskine and Garioche, etc., our principal trea- 
surer of our kingdom of Scotland, and remanent lords of our Exchequer, our com- 
missioners ordained for granting of infeftments, and oversight of our rents within 
this our kingdom, have fully understood a certain charter of alienation, and dispo- 
sition contained therein, made, given, and granted by our well-beloved counsellor, 
James, Bishop of Glasgow, of the lordship, barony, and regalily thereof, with con- 
sent of the (^n and chapter of the metropolitan church of Glasgow, to our late 
dearest cousm Ludovic, duke of Lennox, his heirs male and successors heritably, 
of all and whole the office of bidlliary and justiciary of the said barony and regality 
of Glasgow, .within the bounds of the said lordship and barony of Glasgow, and 



J2(J CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1629. 

et omnes partes eiusdem, tarn infra dictum burgnm de Gla^sgow quam 
extra, cum omnibus priuilegiis, imrnvnitatibus, feodis, casualitatibus et 
divoriis quibuscunque. ad dictum officium quovismodo pertinentibus ; 
Tenendo de dicto nostro consiliario Jacobo Archiepiscopo Glasguensi 
et succesBoribus suis Archiepiscopis eiusdem, de mandate nostro visam, 
lectam, inspectam et diligenter examinatam, sanam, integram, non rasam, 
non cancellatam, nee in aliqua sui parte suspectam, ad plenum intellexisse, 
sub hac forma: Omnibus banc cartam visuris vel audituris, Jacobus 
Archiepiscopus Glasguensis [ete^ ut suproj No. OI.]. Quamquidem car- 
tam suprascriptam, alienatipnem et dispositionem in eadem contentas, 
in omnibus suis punctis et articulis, conditionibus et modis ac circum- 
stanciis suis quibuscunque, in omnibus et per omnia, forma pariter et 
effectu, vt premissum est, ratificamus, approbamus, ac pro nobis et suoces- 
soribus nostris, cum auisamento et consensu predicto, pro perpetuo con- 
firmamus : Salyis tamen et reseruatis nobis et successoribus nostris, juribus 
et servitiis nobis et predicessoribus nostris de dicto officio ante banc 
presentem nostram confirmationem debitis et consuetis. Insufer nos 
cum auisamento et consensu predicto, volumus et concedimus, ac pro 
nobis et successoribus nostris decemimus et ordinamus, quod hec presens 
nostra confirmatio est, et omni tempore afiuturo erit, tanti valoris, roboris, 

ail parts thereof, as well within the said burgh of Glasgow as outwith, with all 
privileges, immanities, fees, casualities, and duties whatsoever, pertaining in any 
manner of way to the said ofiSoe ; to be held of our said coimsellor James, Arch- 
bishop of Olasgow, and his successors, archbishops thereof, by our mandate seen, 
read, inspected, and diligently examined, and found to be sound, whole, not erai^ 
not cancelled, nor in any part thereof suspected, under this form : To all who shall 
see or hear this charter, James, Archbishop of Glasgow [eto., as abovej No. ci.]. 
Which charter above written, the alienation and disposition therein contidned, in all its 
points and articles, conditious and modes and circumstances whatsoever, in all 
and by all, alike in form and effect, as aforesaid, we ratify, approve, and for us 
and our successors, with advice and consent foresaid, for ever confirm. Saving 
nevertheless and reserving to us and our successors, the rights and services due and 
wont to us and our predecessors from the said office before this our present confir- 
mation. FuBTHEB, we, with advice and consent foresaid, will and grants and for us 
and our successors decern and ordain, that this our present confirmation is, and in 
all time to come shall be, of as great strength, force, efficacy, and effect, to our 
dearest cousin James, now duke of Lennox, brother's son and heir of our said de- 



1629.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 827 

efficacie et effectus, charissimo nostro consanguineo Jacobo nano Lennocie 
duci fratrueli et heredi dicti quondam cliarissimi nostii consanguinei 
Ludouici Lennocie duels sui patrui, heredibus suis masculis et succesBori- 
bufl, pro gavisione et possessione dicti officii balliuatus et justiciarie supra- 
Bcripte, ac ei eadem ipso vel dicto quondam Ludoyico Lennocie duci, per 
nos vel nostros predicessores, sub suo magno sigillo, ante sasinam per 
ipsos de dicto officio, data et concessa fuisset, non obstante sasina alias de 
eodem suscepta, et omnibus defectibus et imperfectionibus quibuscunque 
sequentibus, vel que desuper sequi poterint, et omnibus actis, statutis et 
constitutionibus factis vel in contrarium faciendis ; penes que nos pro nobis 
et successoribus, cum dicto charissimo consanguineo Jacobo nunc Lennocie 
duce firatrueU dicti quondam Ludouici Lennocie ducis sui patrui, here- 
dibus masculis et successoribus suis, nunc et imperpetuum dispensamus. 
In cuius REI testimonium, huic presenti carte nostre confirmationis, mag- 
num sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus, Testibus . . . APUD 
Haltbubhous, primo die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo sexcen- 
tesimo vigesimo nono, et regni nostri anno quinto. 

ceased dearest cousin Ludovic, duke of Lemiox, his uncle, his heirs male and sac- 
cessors, for enjoying and possessing of the said office of bailliary and justiciary 
above written, as if the same had been given and granted to him or the said late 
Ludovic, duke of Lennox, by us or our predecessors, under onr Great Seal, before 
sasine by them of the said office, notwithstanding sasiue otherwise taken of the 
same, and all defects and imperfections whatsoever following, or that may follow 
thereupon, and all acts, statutes, and constitutions made or to be made in the con- 
trary ; wheranent we, for us and our successors, with otu: said dearest cousin 
James, now duke of Lennox, nephew of the said deceased Ludovic, duke of Len- 
nox, his unde, his heirs male and successors, for now and ever dispense. In wit- 
ness WHBSBOF, to this our present charter of confirmation, we have commanded our 
great seal to be appended. Witnesses . . « at Halyrudhous, the first day of the 
month of April, tiie year of Gkxl one thousand six hundred and twenty nine and 
of our reign the fifth year. 



828 CHABTEBS AND DOCUMENTS [1630. 



dV. 

Chaster of Oonfirmation and If oYodamus by King Charles L^ under 
his Great Seal^ of all the foundations^ mortifications^ donations^ 
and others granted to the University and College of Glasgow. 
St James' Palace, 28 June 1630. 



c 



AROLUS Dei gracia Magne Britannie, Francie, et Hibemie Rex, fideique 
defensor, Omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, clericis et laicis, sa- 
lutem. Sdatis nos cum avisamento et consensu nostri etiam predilecti 
consanguinei et consiliarii, Guilielmi comitis de Mortoun, domini de Dal- 
keith, etc., nostri, principalis thesaurarii, computorum rotulatoris et col- 
lectoris generalis regni nostri Scotie, ac cum consensu predilecti nostri 
consanguinei et consiliarii Archibaldi domini Nepare de Merchingstoun^ 
nostri deputatiin omnibus prefatis officiis, necnon cum consensu reliquonun 
dominorum scaccarii nostrorum commissionariorum per nos nominatonun 
et constitutorom pro dandis et expediendis infeofamentis terrarum alior- 
umque infi:a dictum nostrum regimm Scotie: CoNSn>£RANTES quod vniversi- 
tas Glasguensis ab antiquo fundata et dotata fuerit cum diuersis redditibus 
et privilegiis a predicessoribus nostris regibus Scotie eteme memorie ; et 
quod dicta academia et yniversitas continue et omni tempore preterite a 

ijHARLES by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, and 
Defender of the Faith, to all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, greeting. 
Know ye that we with advice and consent of our well beloved cousin and counsel- 
lor, William Earl of Mortoun, lord of Dalkeith, etc., our principal treasurer, comp- 
troller, and collector general of our kingdom of Scotland ; and with consent of onr 
well beloved cousin and counsellor Archibald, Lord Napare of Merchingstoun, our 
depute in all the foresaid ofiSoes : and with consent of the remanent lords of the 
Treasury, our commissioners nominated and constituted by us, for giving and exped- 
ing of infeftments of lands and others within our said kingdom of Scotland ; takmg 
into consideration that the university of Glasgow was anciently founded and 
endowed with divers rents and privileges by our predecessors, kings of Scotland, 
of everlasting memory, and that the said college and university has constantly 



1680.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 829 

fdndatione ejusdem floruit ita continuo quod exinde plurimi doctiesimi 
et digni vii-i, non solum in veum et honorem dicti noatri regni Scotie, 
Terum eciam aUorum regnorum et nationum exterarum, progressi et emifisi 
fuerint. Idcirco nos cum consensu predicto ratificavimus, approbavimus ac 
pro perpetuo confirmavimus, et per presentis carte nostre tenorem ratifica- 
mus, approbamus ac pro perpetuo confirmamus omnes iundaciones, morti- 
ficationes, dotationes, dona, donationes, infeofamenta, seouritates et jura 
quectmque, facta, data, concessa, concepta et expedita in favorem prelate 
vniversitatis et collegii Glasguensis; vnacum quibuscunque legibus, statutis, 
actis parliamentorum, constitutionibus civilibus, canonicis et municipalibus, 
obligationibus, contractis, consensibus, omnibusque aliis scriptis, documentis 
et patentibus quibuscunque, factis, concessia et expeditis in favorem dicte 
vniversitatis et collegii Glasguensis, omniumque membrorum ejusdem, vt 
dictum est, de et super mansione, maneriei locis, domibus, edificiis, hortis, 
pomariis aliisque, tam in&a precinctum dicti collegii quam extra eundem, 
pro presenti occupatis et possessis per principalem, regentes, magistros, 
scolasticos et incorporationem dicti collegii, et de omnibus terris, tene- 
mentis, annuis redditibus, ecclesiis, beneficiis, personatibus, viccariis, pre- 
bendariis, capellaniis, altaragiis, anniversariis, fratriis lie frieris, obiit siluer,> 

and in all time bypast, from the foundation thereof, flourished so steadily that 
therefrom a very great number c^ most learned and worthy men have proceeded 
and been sent forth, not only for the weal and honour of our said kingdom of Scot- 
land, but even of other realms and foreign nations : Wherefore we with consent 
foresaid have ratified, approved and for ever confirmed, and by the tenor of our 
present charter ratify, approve, and for ever confirm ail foundations, mortifications, 
endowments, gifts, donations, infeftments, securities and rights whatsoever, made, 
given, granted, conceived and expede in favour of the foresaid university and college 
of Glasgow, together with whatsoever laws, statutes, acts of Parliaments, conatitu^ 
tions, civil, canonical, and municipal, obligations, contracts, agreements, and all other 
writings, documents and patents whatsoever made, granted and expede in favour 
of the said university and college of Glasgow, and of all members thereof as said 
is, of and upon the mansion, manor places, houses, buildings, gardens, orchards, 
and others as well within the precinct of the said coUege as without the same, pre*- 
sently possessed and occupied by the principal, regents, masters, students and in- 
corporation of the said college, and of all lauds, tenements, annual rents, churches, 
benefices, parsonages, vicarages, prebends, chaplainries, altarages, anniversaries, 
lie frieris, obitsilver, casualties, rents, manses, glebes, profits, great and small 
1 T T 



830 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [IdSO. 

casualitatibuB, redditibus, manslB, glebis, proventibus, magnis et minutiid 
decimis, cuBtumis, officiis, jurisdictionibuB, immunitatibuB, privilegiis, aliis 
redditibus, proficuis et commoditatibus quibuBcunque, pertinentibuB et 
BpectantibuB ad dictam vniverBitatem et collegium GlaBgueoBem omniaqne 
membra et incorporationem ejuBdem, fundatis, mortificatis, datis et donatiB 
prefato collegio et vniverBitati de quibuB Bunt in presenti poBBessione, tarn 
concessiB a noBtris nobiliBsimiB progenitoribus, preBertim vero a nostro 
quondam charisBimo patre eterne memorie, vel in ipBiuB pupillari et minori 
etate vel post ejuB majoritatem et plenam et perfectam etatem viginti 
vniuB et viginti quinque annorum completam, quam factis et concesBis a 
quondam Gulielmo Tumbull epiBcopo Glasguensi, aliisque episcopis et 
arcbiepiBCopiB GlaBguensibuB, et a capituliB et canonicis ejuBdem, vel vllo 
eorum quibuscunque temporibuB elapsis, et a prepositis, ballivifi, consilio, 
burgeuBibuB et inhabitantibuB civitatia noBtre GlaBguensiB, et a quibus- 
cunque aliis laicis aut ecclesiasticis, tarn in&a quam extra dictum regnum 
nostrum Scotie, de quibuscunque datis, tenoribus et contentis prefata 
infeofamenta, donaciones, mortificationes, litere, jura et securitates supra- 
scripta sunt ; in omnibus et singulis capitibus, punctis, clausulis, articulis 
et conditionibus inibi expressis et mentionatis : Declarando et ordinando 
eadem tanquam pro expressis per presentis carte nostre tenorem particu- 

teinds, cnstoms, offices, jmisdictions, iimnunities, privileges, other rents, profits and 
commodities whatsoever pertaining and belonging to the said university and college 
of Glasgow, and aU the members and incorporation thereof, founded, mortified, 
given and bequeathed to the foresaid college and university, of which they are pre- 
sently in possession, as weU those granted by our most noble progenitors and 
particularly by our late dearest father of everlasting memory, whether during his 
pupillarity and minority or after his majority, and full and perfect age of one and 
twenty and five and twenty years complete, as those made and granted by the late 
William Tumbull, bishop of Glasgow, and other bishops and archbishops of Glasgow, 
and by the chapters and canons of the same or any of them in any time bypast, and 
by the provosts, bailies, council, burgesses and inhabitants of our city of Glasgow, 
and by others whomsoever, kirkmen or laymen, as well within as without our said 
kingdom of Scotland of whatsover dates, tenor and contents the foresaid infeftments, 
gifts, mortifications, letters, rights and securities above written be; in all and 
sundry heads, points, clauses, articles and conditions therein expressed and men- 
tioned : Declaring and ordaining the same to be held as if expressed particularly by 
the tenor of our present charter ; and that this our general ratification and oonfirma- 



1630.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. ^31 

lariter ; et quod hec nostra generalis ratificatio et confirmatio eomndem est 
et erit tarn bona, valida, effectualis et sufficiens in omnibus respectibus, in 
favorem dicte vniveraitatis et coUegii de Glasgow, rectorum, decanonim 
fisbcultatum, prefectorum, regentium, magistrorum, scolasticorum, omnium- 
que membrorum et incorporationis ejusdem, tenore presentis carte nostre, 
eorumque successorum imperpetuum, acsi omnia et singula dicta infeo- 
famenta, mortificationes, acta, statuta, aliaque jura et securitates gene- 
raliter superius expressa, facta, concessa et donata in favorem dicte 
vniversitatis et collegii Glasguensis, totius corporis et incorporationis 
ejusdem, singulorum membrorum vel vnius cujusvis membri dicti collegii 
et vniversitatis particulariter ad longum et de verbo in verbum in hac 
presenti carta nostra inserta et expressa fuissent. Preterea nos cum con* 
sensu antedicto, post nostram plenam et perfectam etatem viginti quinque 
annorum completam, et post omnes nostras revocationes generales et 
speciales, respectum specialem habentes ad honorem et cultum Dei nostri 
propogationem et sustentationem vere religionis Cristiane, omniumque 
professonim ejusdem, et ad promotionem prefate vniversitatis et collegii 
Glasguensis, omniumque moderatorum, professorum, prefectorum^ magis- 
trorum, regentium, scolasticorum, studiosorum et reliquorum membrorum 
et incorporationis ejusdem, ex nostra certa sdentia et proprio motu de 

tion of the same is and shaU be as good, valid, effectual and sufficient in all respects 
in favour of the said university and college of Glasgow, rectors, deans of faculty, 
principals, regents, masters, scholars, and all the members and incorporation 
thereof, by the tenor of our present charter, and their successors for ever, as if all 
and sundry the said infeftments, mortifications, acts, statutes and other rights and 
securities generally above written, made, granted and bequeathed in favour of the 
said university and coUege of Glasgow, the whole body and incorporation thereof, 
and sundry members, or any member whatsoever, of the said college and univer- 
sity, had been particularly at length and word by word inserted and expressed 
in this our present charter. Moreover, we, with consent foresaid, after our full and 
perfect age of twenty-five years complete, and after all our revocations, general and 
special, having particular regard to the honour and worship of God, the increase and 
maintenance of the true Christian religion and all professors thereof, and for the 
advancement of the foresaid university and college of Glasgow, and of all the 
moderators, professors, principals, masters, regents, scholars, students and remanent 
members and incorporation thereof, of our certain knowledge and proper motion, of 
new have given, mortified, granted and disponed and for us and our successors for 



832 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1C80. 

novo dedimus, mortificavimus, concessimiis et disposuimuB, ac pro nobis et 
successoribus nostris pro perpetuo confirmavimus in favorem dicti col- 
legii Glasguensis, prefectonim, regentium, magistrorum, stndentiiim, 
omniumque membrorum corporis et incorporationis ejusdem nunc exis- 
tentiura eorumque successorum imperpetuum Totam et integram pre- 
fatam mansionem, maneriei loca, domos, edificia, hortos, pomaria, croftas, 
ecclesias, capellanias, alteragia, prebendas, decimas, fructus, aminos reddi- 
tns, obiit siluer, anniversaria, aliaqne qnecunque, tam jacentia infra prednc- 
tum dicte vniversitatis et collegii Glasguensis quam extra eundem, et que 
pro presenti possidentur et occupantur per dictum prefectum, regentes, 
magistros, scolasticos, totumque corpus et incorporationem ejusdem, et 
fundata in quibuscunque ecclesiis et collegiis infra dictam nostram 
civitatem Glasguensem et locis omnium fratrum et viccariorum chori 
eorundem; cum omnibus terris, domibus et possessionibus, tam infra 
quam extra dictam nostram civitatem Glasguensem, pertinentibus et 
spectantibus ab antique ad dictos fratres predicatores et viccarios chori ; 
cum domibus et hortis dictorum fratrum et viccariorum jacentibus infra 
et extra prefatam civitatem ; cum omnibus aliis terris, tenementis, annuis 
redditibus, ecclesiis, beneficiis, decimis magnis et minutis, custumis, officiis, 
jurisdictionibus, immunitatibus, privilegiis, aliis redditibus, proficuis et com- 

ever confirmed in favour of the said college of Glasgow, principals, regents, masters^ 
students, and all the members of the body and incorporation thereof, for the time 
being and their successors for ever, All and Whole the foresaid mansion, manor 
places, houses, buildings, gardens, orchards, crofts, churches, chaplamries, altarages, 
prebends, teinds, fruits, annual rents, obitsilver, anniversaries and others whatso- 
ever, as well lying within the prednct of the said university and college of Glasgow 
as outwith the same, and which are at present possessed and occupied by the said 
principal, regents, masters, scholars, and whole body and incorporation thereof, and 
founded in whatever churches and colleges within our said city of Glasgow, and in 
the places of all the friars and vicars choral thereof ; with all lands, houses and 
possessions, as well within as without our said city of Glasgow pertaining and 
belonging of old to the said Preaching Friars and vicars choral, with the houses 
and gardens of the said friars and vicars lying within and outwith the fore- 
said city, with all other lands, tenements, annual rents, churches, benefices, teinds 
great and small, customs, offices, jurisdictions, immunities, privileges, other rents, 
profits and commodities whatsoever pertaining and belonging to the said university 
and college of Glasgow. And espedaUy the particular chaplainries and altarages 



1680.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 888 

moditatibtiB quibusctmq'ae pertinentibus et spectantibns ad dictam vniTer- 
sitatem et collegium Glasgneiise. Presertim vero illas particulares- capel- 
laoias et alteragia subecripta, viz, : duas capellanias vocatas capellanias 
Sancti Micbaelis, Capellaniam Sancti Jacobi, Capellaniam Sancti Nicolai, 
Capellaniam Sancti Bochii, Capellaniam Sancti Martini in Butherglen, 
Capellaniam Sancte Thome, Capellaniam Sancti Petri, Capellanias Sanc- 
torum Stephanii et Laurentii, Capellaniam Sancti Quintigemi, vulgo Sanct 
Mmigois chaplanrie, Capellaniam Sancti Sanguinis, vulgo the Halie bluid 
chaplanrie, Capellaniam Sancti Quintigerni minoris extra torrentem, Capel- 
laniam fundatam apud altare Sancti Quintigemi in&a Inferiorem Ecclesiam 
Glasgiiensem, Capellaniam Sancti Joannis, Capellaniam Sancti Machanis, 
altare Crucis in Glasgow vulgo the Rude Altar, Capellaniam Sancte 
Andree ; cum omnibus et singulis aliis prebendis, dignitatibus, altaragiis et ca- 
pellaniis fundatis inira quamcunque ecclesiam et collegium de Glasgow; cum 
omnibus et singulis terris, tenementis, domibus, hortis, censibus, firmis, deci- 
mis magnis et minutis, fructibus, redditibus, emolumentis, alusque divoriis 
quibuscunque, ad eadem pertinentibus et spectantibns ; necnon omnes et 
singulas ecclesias parochiales, personatus sen rectorias et viccarias earun- 
dem particulariter subscriptas, viz. : Ecclesiam parochialem, rectoriam et 
viccariam de Govane, decimas magnas et minutas, fi-uctus, redditus, emolu- 

underwritten, viz., the two chaplamries called the chaplainries of Saint Michael, the 
chaplamry of Saint James, the chaplainry of Saint Nicholas, the chaplainry of Saint 
Roche, the chaplainry of Saint Martin in Bntherglen, the chaplainry of Saint 
Thomas, the chaplainry of Saint Peter, the chaplainries of Saints Stephen and 
Laurence, the chaplainry of Saint Quintigern, commonly called Sanct Mungois chep- 
lanrUy the chaplainrie commonly called the Holy Bluid cheplanrie^ the chaplainry of 
Saint Quintigern the less, on the other side of the burn, the chaplainry founded at the 
altar of Saint Quintigern in the Laigh Kirk 6f Glasgow, the chaplainry of Saint John, 
the chaplainry of Saint Machan, the Altar of the Cross in Glasgow, commonly called 
ike Rude Altar, the chaplainry of Saint Andrew, with all and sundry other prebends, 
dignities, altarages and chaplainries founded within whatever church and college of 
Glasgow ; with all and sundry lands, tenements, houses, gardens, maills, ferms, 
teinds great and small, fruits, rents, emoluments and other duties whatsoever per- 
tuning and belonging to the same ; and all and sundry the parish churches, parsonages 
or rectories and vicarages of the same particularly underwritten, viz., the parish 
church rectory and vicarage of Govan, teinds great and small, fruits, rents, emolu- 
ments and duties of the same, manses, glebes, kirk lands, houses, buildings, gardens 



334 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1630. 

menta et devoriaB ejusdem, mansas, glebas, terras ecclesiaeticasi domos, 
edificia, hortos, aliaque ad dictam ecclesiam pertinentia et speotantia ; cum 
plena et speciali potestate moderatoribus dicti coUegii de Glasgow pre- 
sentibus, eonimque successoribus in faturum, elegendi, nominandi seu pre- 
sentandi et acceptandi ministrom pro deservitione cure apud dictam eccle- 
siam de Govane qui prestabit suam actualem residentiam apud dictam 
ecclesiam omni tempore affuturo, toties quoties necesse fuerit ; quiquidem 
minister nominatus et electus, vt predicitur, conferendus et admittendus 
erit omni occasione quoties sedes vacaverit tanquam minister dicte eccle- 
sie de Govane a suo ordinario, secundiun consuetudinem et ordinem 
ecclesie : Ac etiam ecclesiam parochialem, rectoriam et viccariam de Ren- 
frew, decimas magnas et minutas, terras ecclesiasticas, redditus et devorias 
ad prefatam ecclesiam de Benfirew pertinentes et spectantes: necnon 
ecclesiam de Eilbryde, et ecclesiam de Torrence vnitam et annexatam 
ad dictam ecclesiam de Eolbryde, rectorias et viccarias prefatarum ambarum 
ecclesiarum, decimas magnas et minutas earundem, cum terris de lie kirk- 
touu de Kilbryde, terris de Newhous et Machlenehall ab antique pertin- 
entibus et spectantibus ad rectores dicte ecclesie de Torrence ; ac cum om- 
nibus aliis terns, mansis, glebis, hortis, pomariis, dedmis, fructubus, reddi- 
tibus emolumentis et devoriis ad prefatas ecclesias de Eilbryde et Tor- 

aad others pertaining and belonging to the said church; with full and special 
power to the present governors of the said coUege of Glasgow and their successors 
iu time to come, to choose, nominate, or present and receive a minister for serving 
the cure at the said church of Govan, who shall make his actual residence at the ssud 
church in aU time to come, as often as need shall be. Which minister nominated 
and elected as aforesaid, shall be collated and admitted on every occasion, as often 
as the office shall be vacant, as the minister of the said Ghui>ch of Govan by his 
ordinary, according to the custom and order of the church. And also the parish 
church, rectory and vicarage of Renfrew, teinds great and small, kirk lands, rents 
and duties pertaining and belonging to the foresiud church of Renfrew : and the 
church of Kilbryde and church of Torrence united and annexed to the said church 
of Kilbryde, rectories and vicarages of the foresaid two churches, teinds great 
and small of the same, with the lands of the Kirktoun of Kilbryde, lands of New- 
hous and MauchlenehaU, anciently pertaining and belonging to the rectors of the 
said church of Torrence, and with all other lands, manses, glebes, gardens, orchards, 
teinds, fruits, rents, emoluments and duties pertaining and belonging to the foresaid 
churches of Kilbryde and Torrence, with all mansions^ manor places, houses, 



1680.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 886 

rence pertinentibus et spectanybus ; cum omnibufi mansionibus, maneriei 
locifl, domibus, edificiis, hortis, pomariis, pertinentibuB et spectantibus ab 
antiquo ad rectorias et Yiccarias dictarum ecclesiarum de Govane, Ren- 
frew, Kflbiyde et Torrence, jacentibufi infra dictam nostram civitatem 
Glasguensem ; et nominatim illam mansam nnncnpatam mansam cantoris 
vulgo the Chantoris Manse et hortnm in Glasgow iacentem ex oriente 
adjambulacro [adjacentem ex oriente ambnlacro] vicariorum vulgo the 
Viccaris Alay; vnacum domo, horto, duabus acris terrarum et privi- 
legio communitatis nuncupate Sainct Leonards ab antiquo pertinen- 
tibus ad rectores de Torrence in Newhous : Ac etiam ecclesiam paroch- 
ialem, rectoriam et viccariam de Dalzell, et yiccariam de Cohnonell in 
Garrick, mansas, glebas, terras ecclesiasticas, decimas, fructus, redditus, 
emolumenta, et devorias ad easdem pertinentes et spectantes (Reser- 
vando et excipiendo solummodo, in favorem ministrorum presentium 
et friturorum inservientium cure ad dictas ecclesias, eorum separatas et 
particulares mansas et glebas secundum acta parliamenti penes desig- 
nationes mansarum et glebarum ministris desuper factas et concessas.) 
Preterea nos pro nobis et successoribus nostris, cum consensu antedicto, 
damns, concedimus et imperpetuum mortificamus et disponimus in favorem 
dicti collegii de Glasgow prefatisque personis eorumque successoribus in 
fiiturum, viz. : prefecto, regentibus, magistris, scolasticis, studentibus et 

buildings, gardens, orchards, pertaining and belonging of old to the rectories and 
vicarages of the said churches of Govan, Renfrew, Bjlbryde and Torrence, lying 
within our said city of Glasgow; and spedally that manse called the Chcmtoris 
Manse, and garden in Glasgow, on the east adjoining the alley of the vicars commonly 
called the Vicarff AUey, together with the house, garden, two acres of land, and the 
privilege of the commonty called Sanust Le<mard\ of old pertaining to the rectors 
of Torrence in Newhous; and also the parish church, rectory and vicarage of 
Dalziel, and vicarage of Colmonel in Garrick, manses, glebes, kirklands, teinds, 
fruits, rents, emoluments and duties pertaining and belonging to the same ; reserv- 
ing and excepting always in favour of the ministers present and to come serving 
the cure at the said churches, their separate and particular manses and glebes 
according to the Acts of Parliament anent designations of manses and glebes 
to ministers thereupon made and granted. Moreover we, for us and our suc- 
cessors with consent foresaid give, grant, and for ever mortify and dispone in 
favour of the said college of Glasgow and to the foresaid persons and their suc- 
cessors in time to come, viz., to the prindpal, regente, masters, scholars, studente 



836 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1680 

bUrsariis ejuddem, Omnes et Edngulas decimas garbales, aliasque decimas, 
turn perBonatuB eeu rectorie quain yiccarie dictarom ecclesiarum sea 
parochialium de Go vane, Renfrew, Kilbryde, Torrence et Dalzell, et dictas 
decimas viccarie dicte ecclesie de Colmonell in Carrik, mansiones, maneriei 
loca, domos, edificia, hortos, pomaria, terras ecclesiasticas, census, firmas, 
cancus, custamas, divorias et yniversum patrimonium earundem ad easdem 
pertinens et juste spectare Talens. Similiter nos cum consensu predicto 
De NOYO damns, concedimus, mortificamus, disponimus, ac pro nobis et 
successoribus nostns confirmamus in favorem dicti coUegii et vniversitatis 
Glasguensis et totius corporis membrorum et incorporationis ejusdem, 
eorumque successorum imperpetuum omnia et singula privilegia et immu- 
nitates exemptionis et protectionis factas et concessas per nostrum quon- 
dam charissimum patrem Jacobum regem ; eximendo simpliciter, quemad- 
modum et nos per presentis carte nostre tenorem eximimus, prefatas per- 
sonas, rectores, decanos facultatum, prefectos, doctores, professores, magis- 
tro8,reg6ntes,studentes, pedellos, scribad,bib]iopolaB, librorum compactores, 
omnesque suppositos et membra dicte vniversitatis et academie in eadem 
residentia (nisi sint prelati) omnesque eoiiim servos, necnon omnes et sin- 
gulas eorum terras, tenementa, possessiones, redditus, beneficia minora 
prelatiis, eorumque res et bona quecunque, propria et communia, mobilia 

and bursars of the same, all and sundry the teind sheaves and other teinds as well 
of the parsonage or rectory as of the vicarage of the said churches or parishes of 
Oovan, Renfrew, Kilbryde, Torrence and Dalziel, and the said vicarage teinds of 
the said church of Colmonel in Carrick, mansions, manor places, houses, buildings, 
gardens, orchards, kirklands, mailLs, ferms, kains, customs, duties, and whole 
patrimony thereof pertaining and which may justly belong to the same. In like 
manner we, with consent foresaid, of new give, grant, mortify, dispone, and for us 
and our successors confirm in favour of the said college and university of Glasgow 
and whole body of members and incorporation thereof and their successors for ever : 
all and sundry the privileges and immunities of exemption and protection made and 
granted by our late dearest father King James ; exempting simphciter, iikeas we 
by the tenor of our present charter exempt the foresaid persons, rectors, deans of 
faculty, piincipals, doctors, professors, masters, regents, students, beadles, clerks, 
booksellers, bookbinders, and all supposts and members of the said university and 
academy residing in the same (except prelates), and all their servants, and all and 
sundry their lands, tenements, possessions, rents, benefices less than prelacies, and 
their goods and gear whatsoever, private and common, moveable and immov^le, 



1680.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 837 

et immobilia, tarn spiritualia quam temporalia, in&a dictam civitatem 
Glasguensem et extra eandenif ab pmni solutione omnium et siDgulorum 
vectigalitim, taxationum, actionum, impositionum, collectiontim smnmarum 
monete, et ab omnibuB vigiliis, guaddiis [guardiis] et pedagiis, vulgo lie 
watching, wairding, and peddages. Ac declaramus et ordinamua eos eorum- 
que suocessores in {utnrum liberos et immnnee fore ab omnibus tributis, 
coUectis et taxationibus ordinariis et extraordinariis, antehac impofiitis 
et imponendis super eos eorumque terras, redditus, smnmas monete, 
res et bona quecunque, communia aut propria, quouismodo directe vel in- 
directe : Et quod dicte persone, per seipsos eorumque ballivos, deputatos, 
Bcribas, syndicos et officiarios ab ipsis creandos, eligendos et admittendos, 
pro quibus tenebuntur rationem reddere, exercebunt omnes jurisdictiones, 
tam curiarum quam aliorum, infra omnes bondas et limites dictarum ter- 
rarum aliorumque, in proprietate et tenandria ad eos pertinentium et 
spectantium, datorum et concessorum prefato collegio a quibuscunque per- 
sonis vUo tempore preterite : et quod ipsi possidebunt, gaudebunt, fruen- 
tur et exercebunt per se suosque prescriptos et eorum substitutes, 
omnes et singulas dictas jurisdictiones et immunitates ad eorum emolu- 
mentum et commoditatem pro ipsorum arbitrio et libito. Poiro nos, cum 
consensu predicto, De novo damns, concedimus, mortificamus et disponi- 

as well spiritual as temporal, withiu the said citj of Glasgow and without the 
same, from aU payment of all and sundry taxes, taxations, exactions, imposts, collec- 
tions of sums of money, and from all watching, warding and pedages ; and we declare 
and ordain them and their sucoessora in time to come to be free and exempt from 
all tributes, collections and taxes ordinary and extraordinary heretofore imposed and 
to be imposed upon them and their lands, rents, sums of money, goods and gear 
whatsoever, common or private, in whatever way directly or indirectly ; and that the 
said persons by themselves and their bailies, deputes, clerks, syndics and officers to 
be created, elected and admitted by them, for whom tibey shall be bound to answer, 
shall exercise all jurisdictions as well of courts as others within all the bounds and 
limits of the said lands and others pertaining and belonging to them in property 
and tenandry given and granted to the foresidd college by whatever persons at any 
time bygone ; and that they shall possess, bruik, enjoy and exercise by themselves 
and their foresaids and their substitutes, all and sundry the said jurisdictions and 
immunities for their emolument and profit at their own free will and pleasure ; 
Farther we, with consent foresaid, of new give, grant, mortify and dispone, and for 
us and our successors by the tenor of our present charter for ever confirm to thQ 
1 UU 



838 CHARTEELS AND DOCUMENTS ' [1680. 

mus, ac pro nobis et Buccessoribus nostris tenore presentis carte nostre 
pro perpetuo confinnamus dicto coUegio Glasguensi, ac prefectia, regenti- 
bus, magistris et membris incorporationis ejusdem eorumque successori- 
bus, omni tempore futuro et imperpetuum, custumas de lie tron dicte civi- 
tatis Glasgaensis, magnas et minutas custumas nundinarum et mercatuum, 
custumas de lie mettis, measoris et wechtis omnium et singulorum emolu- 
mentorum, fructuum, reddituum, proficuorum, anniversariorum aliarumque 
commoditatum quarumcunque pertinentium et spectantium ad dictum 
collegium Glasguense, dispositas per Archiepiscopos Glasguenses; vna- 
cum vno annuo redditu sexdecim bollarum farine avenatice proviso et 
disposito alias etiam dicto collegio Glasguensi et ejusdem membris pre- 
dictis, annuatim levando et percipiendo inter festa nativitatis Domini et 
purificationis Marie Virginis de molendino de Parthik vocato Partlukmylne, 
terris molendinariis, multuris et pertinentiis ejusdem, jacente infra 
baroniam de Glasgow ; Et similiter omnes et singulas illas terras et tene- 
menta ab antiquo pertinentia ad dictam capellaniam Sancti Quintigemi, 
fundatam infra Ecclesiam Inferiorem Glasguensem, nunc provisam et dis- 
positam in favorem preiGatti coUegii de Glasgow, et membrorum ejusdem 
suprascriptorum, per Jacobum Bang, advocatum, capellanum dicte capel- 
lanie; et nominatim tenementa ilia, que ab antiquo designata sunt 
constitisse de duabus magnis cameris et tribus parvis cameris, cum 

sdd college of Glasgow, and the prindpal, regents, masters and members of the 
incorporation thereof, and their successors in all time to come for ever, the customs 
of the Trone of the said city of Glasgow, great and small customs of fairs and 
markets, customs of rMttts^ measoris et wechtis of all and sundry emoluments, froits, 
rents, profits, anniversaries and other commodities whatsoever pertaining and 
belonging to the said college of Glasgow, disponed by the archbishops of Glasgow, 
together with an annual rent of sixteen bolls of oat meal formerly provided and 
disponed also to the said college of Glasgow and the foresaid members thereof, to 
be uplifted and taken yearly between the feasts of the Nativity of our Lord and the 
purification of the Virgin Mary from the mill of Parthik, called Parthik mylne, mill 
lands, multures and pertinents of the same, lying withhi the barony of Gla^w ; 
and in like manner all and sundry those lands and tenements anciently belonging to 
the said chapel of Saint Quintigem, founded within the Laigh Eirk of Glasgow, now 
provided and disponed in favour of the foresdd college of Glasgow, and members 
thereof above written, by James King, advocate, chaplain of the said chapel, and 
specially those tenements which were formerly described as consisting of two great 



1680.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 339 

quinque cellis sen bothis lie buithis, et parvo .horto ex parte poste- 
riore earandem, ab antique ruinosa nunc vero edificata et eonstructa, 
jacentia infra dictam nostram civitatem Glasguensem, inter dictum colle- 
gium ex boreali, cemiterium de Blakfrieris dicte civitatis Glasguensis ex 
australi, communem viam regiam ex occidentali, et petiam terre que fuit 
ab antique parvum pratum pertinens ad dictos lie Blakfrieris ex orien- 
tali partibus, nunc vero dictum parvum pratum est pars dicti collegii et 
horti ad prefectum ejusdem spectantis ; Et ex australi, vbi dicte terre et 
tenementa bondata frierunt ad prefatum cemiterium de lie Blakfrieris, 
eadem nunc bondantur linealiter ab ecclesia vocata lie Blakfrierkirk ad 
dictam viam publicam ex australi parte: Et generaliter nos cum con- 
sensu antedicto damns, concedimus, mortificamus et disponimus, ac pro 
nobis et successoribus nostiis tenore presentis carte nostre pro per- 
petuo confirmamus dicto coUegio de Glasgow, ejusque membris et suc- 
cessoribus suprascriptis, et in eorum favorem imperpetuum, Omnes et 
singulas alias terras, tenementa, annuos redditus, mansas, domes, edificia, 
hortos, pomaria, census, firmas, canas, custumas,ecclesias,beneficia,decimaB 
magnas et minutas, aliosque redditus et devorias quascunque perprius 
pertinentes et spectantes vel competere valentes ad dictam vniversitatem 
et collegium Glasguense, fundatas, donatas, provisatas et mortificatas ad 

chambers and three small chambers, with five cellars or booths, and the small 
garden on the back side of the same, formerly ruinous, but now built and re- 
stored lying within our said dty of Glasgow, between the said college on the 
north, the cemetery of Blackfriers of the said city of Glasgow on the south, the 
common king's highway on the west, and a piece of land which was formerly a 
little meadow belonging to the said Blackfriars on the east side, but now the said 
little meadow is part of the siud college, and the garden pertaming to the principal 
thereof ; and on the south, where the said lands and tenements were bounded at the 
foresaid cemetery of the Blackfriers, the same are now bounded in a straight line 
from the church called the Blackfrier Kirk to the said public road on the south side ; 
And generally we, with consent foresaid, give, grant, mortify and dispone, and for 
us and our successors by the tenor of our present charter for ever confirm to the 
said college of Glasgow and the members and successors thereof above written, and 
in their favour for ever, all and singular other lands, tenements, annual rents, 
manses, houses, buildings, gardens, orchards, maills, ferms, kains, customs, churches, 
benefices, teinds great and small, and other rents and duties whatsoever formerly 
pertdning and belonging, or whidi might pertam to the said university and college 



840 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1680. 

dictam vniversitatem et collegium, et ad membra et mcorporationem ejus- 
dem, vt predictmn est, a nostris predicessoribus vel quibuscmique aliis 
laicis et ecclesiasticis personis, vnacum omni jure, actione, titulo et interosse 
petitorio et possessorio, que nos nostrique predicessores et flueessores 
habuimus, habemus aut vUo modo ad eadem habere, clamare vel pretendere 
poterimus, per privilegium corone nostre, acta amiexationum, revocationum 
generalium et specialium, aliaque acta parliamenti, jura civilia municipalia 
et canonica, statuta et constitutiones qualescunque. Renunciando iisdem 
fiimpliciter juri liti et cause in favorem dicti coUegii Glasguensis, prefec- 
torum, regentium, magiatrorum, scolasticorum, bursariorum, membrorum et 
incorporationis ejusdem, eorum successorum imperpetuum ; cum pacto de 
non petendo, ac cum supplemento omnium defectuum in contrarium obji- 
ciendorum et obtrudendorum, que tanquam pro expressis in hac presenti 
carta nostra haberi volumus. Insuper nos cum consensu predicto separa- 
vimufl et disvnivimus et dissolvimus omnes et singulas predictas terras, tene- 
menta,annuoB redditus, custumas, mansiones, maneriei loca,domos, edificia, 
hortoB, pomaria, ecclesias, beneficia, personatus seu rectorias, viccarias, 
capellanias, altaragias, prebendas, census, firmas, decimas, fructus, redditus, 
emolumenta et divorias quascunque, ad easdem pertinentes et spectantes; 
et omnia et singula reliqua generaliter et specialiter superius expresea nunc 

of Glasgow, founded, given, provided and mortified to the said university and 
college, and to the members and incorporation thereof as aforesaid, by our prede- 
cessors or whatsoever other persons, lay or cleric, together with all right, action, title 
and interest, petitory and possessory, which we and our predecessors and succes- 
sors had, have, or in any way may have, claim or pretend thereto, by our royal pre- 
rogative, acts of annexations, and of revocations general and special, and other acts 
of parliament, civil, municipal and canon laws, statutes and constitutions of what kind . 
soever; renouncing simpliciter the said right, law, and cause in favour of the said col- 
lege of Glasgow, principals, regents, masters, scholars, bursars, members and incor- 
poration of the sanae and their successors for ever; cum pacto de nonpetendoy and with 
supplement of all defects which may be objected and put forward in the contrary, 
and which we will to be held as expressed in this our present charter. Moreover we, 
with consent foresaid, have separated and disunited and dissolved all and singular the 
foresaid lands, tenements, annual rents, customs, mansions, manor places, houses, 
buildings, gardens, orchards^^ churches, benefices, parsonages or rectories, vicarages, 
chaplainries, altarages, prebends, maills, ferms, teinds, fruits, rents, emoluments 
and duties whatsoever pertaining and belonging to the same, and all and sundry 



1680.] RELATING TO THE dTY OF GLASGOW. 841 

mortificata, donata, provisa et disposita in favorem dicti collegii de Glas- 
gow, membrorum et incorporationis ejuBdem, ab omnibus prioribus fimdati- 
onibus, mortificationibus, erectionibus,beneficiis, aliisque incorporationibus, 
et specialiter ab actis annexationum terrarum ecclesiasticarum ad coronam 
nostram ; ac de novo vnivimus, annexavimxis et incorporaviimis easdem 
ad dictum collegium Glasguense et ad membra et incorporationem ejusdem, 
eorumque'successores imperpetuum, vt firma maneant cum ipsis et dicto 
coUegio nunquam inde dissolvenda nee separanda in toto vel in parte 
infuturum. Ac volumus etiam et declaramus, et pro nobis et succes- 
soribus nostris decernimus et ordinamus, quod vnica sasina nunc capienda 
per prefectimi vel vnum dictorum quatuor regentium dicti collegii Glas- 
guensis, apud anteriorem januam dicti collegii virtute nostre c€U-te et 
precepti sasine desuper dirigendi, est et erit sufficiens sasina ipsis et 
eorum successoribus, absque vUa reiteratione vel sumptione vllius novo 
sasine super premissis quovis tempore future, non obstante quod prefate 
terre, ecclesie, beneficia, aliaque generaliter et specialiter superius expressa, 
nunc vnita et annexata ad dictmn collegium Glasguense, insimul et con- 
tigue non jacent, eo quod dicta membra pre&ti collegii sunt insolidum 
vnum corpus et incorporatio : Ac vt dictus prefectus et quatuor regentes 

others generally and specially above expressed, now mortified, gifted, provided and 
disponed in favour of the said college of Glasgow, members and incorporation 
thereof, from all prior foundations, mortifications, erections, benefices, and other 
incorporations, and specially from the acts of annexation of kirk lands to our crown : 
And of new have united, annexed and incorporated the same to the said college 
of Glasgow, and to the members and incorporation thereof and their successors for 
ever, to remain firmly with them and the said college, never to be dissolved or 
separated therefrom, in whole or in part, in time to come : And also we will and 
declare, and for us and our successors decern and ordain, that a single sasine now 
to be taken by the principal, or one of the said four regents of the said college of 
Glasgow at the fore gate of the said college, by virtue of our charter and precept 
of sasine thereupon to be directed, is and shall be a suffident sasine to them and 
their successors, without any repetition or taking of any new sasine upon the pre- 
mises at any time to come, notwithstanding that the foresaid lands, churches, bene- 
fices, and others generally and particularly above expressed, now united and 
annexed to the said college of Glasgow, do not lie contiguously together, because 
the said members of the foresaid college are one body and incorporation in soUdum. 
And to the end that the said principal and four regents of the foresaid college of 



342 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1630. 

prefati collegii GlaBguensis pro presenti et eorum successores in futurum 
certo et perfecto Bdant et intelligant quantitatem aimuorum reddituum, 
stipeDdiorum ad eese singulos Bpectantium et allocatorum, ac que ipsis 
singullB solvi debent annuatim, pro eorum eervitiiB et cura in dicta vniver- 
sitate et collegio Glasguensi omni tempore futmro Nob cum conBenfiu 
predicto assignamus, allocamus et diapoBuimus de primiB maximeque 
expeditiB redditibuB dicti collegii prefato prefecto ejusdem et Buccessori- 
buB ejuB infuturum vnum annuum censum, divoriam et stipendium mille 
librarum monete hujuB regni noBtri Scotie ; ac piimo et Bummo dictorum 
quatuor regentium dicti collegii et succesBoribua ipsius summam quad- 
ringentarum mercarum monete predicte annuatim; et secundo regenti 
summam tercentarum mercarum; tercio etiam regenti Bummam ducen- 
tarum mercarum; et quarto regenti, scilicet, infimo omniiun, summam 
centum mercarum monete predicte : Solvendo ipsis ipsorumque sue- 
cessoiibus annuatim pro rato, tanquam annuiun censum et stipendium, 
de primis et expeditissimis redditibus dicti collegii GlasguensiB prout 
conoipere consueverunt diverais his annis preteritis; Ynacum quotidiano 
victu et Bustentatione dicti prefecti et quatuor , regentium in prefato 
collegio more solito: Ac etiam cum horto et domo in vsum dicti pre- 
fecti pro ipsius cimi familia ejus habitatione et occupatione, prout ipse, 

Olasgow for the present, and their successors in time to come, may certunly and 
perfectly know and understand the amount of annual rents, stipends belonging and 
allocated to every one of them, and which ought to be paid yearly to every one of 
them for their services and chaige in the said university and college of Glasgow in 
all time coming, we, with consent foresaid, assign, allocate and dispone from the 
first and readiest rents of the said college to the foresidd principal thereof, and his 
successors in time to come, an annual salary, duty and stipend of one thousand 
pounds money of this our kingdom of Scotland ; and to the first and principal of the 
said four regents of the said college and his successors, the sum of four hundred 
merks money foresaid yearly ; and to the second regent the sum of three hundred 
merks, and to the third regent the sum of two hundred merks, and to the fourth 
regent, to wit, the lowest of all, the sum of one of one hundred merks money fore- 
said, to be paid to them and to their successors annually j^ro ralo^ as a yearly salary 
and stipend from the first and readiest rents of the said college of Glasgow, as they 
have been accustomed to receive these several years past, together with the daily 
victual and maintenance of the said principal and four regents in the foresaid college in 
the usual way ; and also with the garden and house for the use of the said principal. 



1630.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 843 

et ipsins predicesBoreB perpriois posBessores erant et occuparunt ; vnactiin 
Bervitoris Btipendio et qnotidiano victu, secundum fandationem, atque hec 
preter et'vltnt stipendia prius memorata. Tenendam ET habendam Totam 
et integramTniversitatem, accademiam et collegium Glasguense, cum man- 
fiione, maneriei locis, domibus, edifidis, hortiB, pomariis, tenementis, terris, 
aliisque generaliter et particulariter Buperius expressifi, jacentibus tam infra 
quam extra precinctum dicti collegii ; vnacum prefatiB reliquis terris, tene- 
mentisy mansionibuB, manerierum locis, domibus, edificiis, hortis, pomariis, 
ecclesiis, beneficiis, personatibus seu rectoriis, viccariis, prebendis, capel- 
laniis, altaragiis, mansis, glebis, terris ecclesiaBticis, custumis, officiis, im- 
munitatibus, privilegiis, annuis redditibus, aliisque generaliter et speci- 
aliter predictis, nunc vnitis, annexatis et incorporatis in et ad dictam 
•vniversitatem et collegium Glasguense, et ad membra et incorpora- 
tionem ejusdem, vnacum omnibus et singulis censibus, firmis, custumis, 
redditibus annuis, devoriis, decimis magnis et minutis, aliisque generaliter 
et specialiter superius mentionatis, ad dictam vniversitatem et collegium 
pertinentibus et spectantibus, omnibusque suis partibus pendiciilis et 
pertinenciis, prefatis prefecto, regentibus, magistris, scolasticis totique 
corpori et incorporationi dicte vniversitatis et collegii Glasguensis, eorum- 

to be inhabited and occupied by him and his family, as he and his predecessors for- 
merly possessed and occupied, together with a servitor's stipend and daily victual, 
according to the foundation, and these over and above the stipends formerly 
enumerated : To have and to hold all and whole the university, academy and college 
of Glasgow, with the mansion, manor places, houses, buildings, gardens, orchards, 
tenements, lands and others generally and particularly above expressed, as well 
lying within as without the precinct of the said college, together with the fore- 
said other lands, tenements, mansions, manor places, houses, bnildiogs, gardens, 
orchards, churches, benefices, parsonages or rectories, vicarages, prebends, chap- 
lainries, altarages, manses, glebes, kirklands, customs, o£Sces, immunities, privi- 
leges, annual rents, and others generally and specially foresaid, now united, annexed 
and incorporated in and to the said university and college of Glasgow, and to the 
members and incorporation thereof, together with all and sundry maills, forms, 
customs, annual rents, duties, teinds great and email, and others generally and par- 
ticularly above mentioned, pertaining and belonging to the said university and 
college, and with all their parts, pendicles and pertinents, to the foresaid principal, 
regents, masters, scholars, and whole body and incorporation of the said university 
and college of Glasgow and their successors, of us and our successors, superiors 



8U CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1680. 

que BUCcesBoribus, de nobis et Buccessoribus nostris superioribos ejus- 
dem, in pnra elymoBina, feodo et hereditate imperpetuum per omnes 
rectaB metas suaB antiquas et divisas, pront jacent in longitudine et 
latitudine, cum libero [introitu] et exitu, ac cum omnibus aliis et 
singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, proficuis, cuaiamentis, ac justis suis 
pertinentiis quibuscunque, tarn non nominatis quam nominatis, tam 
subtus terra quam supra terram, procul et prope, ad dictam Yniversi<* 
tatem, collegium et accademiam aliaque predicta cum suis pertinentiis 
spectantibus, sen juste spectare valentibus quomodolibet in fiiturum, 
libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honoiifice, bene et in pace, sine vUo im- 
pedimento revocatione contradictione aut obstaculo aliquali. Reddendo 
inde annuatim prefati prefectus, regentes, magistri, et cetera membra 
dicte vniversitatis accademie et coUegii Glasguensis eorumque sue- 
cessores preces et supplicationes domino Deo omnipotenti, Patri, Filio et 
Spiritui Sancto, pro nobis et successoribus nostris, vnacum institu- 
tione et instructione juventutis et Btudiosorum in dicta vniversitate et 
coUegio in scientiis divinis et humanis, prout iis incumbit. Necnon 
sustentando et alendo bursarios, ordinaries servos et reliqua membra 
dicti collegii ex reliquis redditibus et fruotibus dicti coUegii, more solito 
et consueto: Ac etiam solvendo annuatim ministris iuBervientibus cure 
apud prefatas ecclesias, eorumque successoribus in futurum, particularia 

thereof, In pure almsgift, fee and heritage for ever, by all their right meiths and old 
marches, as they lie in length and in breadth, with free ish and entry, and with all 
and sundry other liberties, commodities, profits, easements, and their right pertinents 
whatsover, as well not named as named, as well under the ground as above the 
ground, far and near, belonging, or that may rightly belong in any manner of way in 
time to come to the said university, college and academy and others foresaid, with 
their pertinents, freely, quietly, fully, wholly, honourably, well and in peace, without 
any hindrance, revocation, gainsaying or obstacle whatsoever. Rendering therefor 
yearly the said prindpal, regents, masters, and remanent members of the said univer- 
sity, academy and college of Ola3gow and their successors, prayers and suppticatious 
to Almighty Ood, Father, Son, and Holy Ohost, for us and our successors, together 
with the education and instruction of yonth and students in the said university and 
college in sciences divine and human, as is incumbent upon them, and maintaining and 
supporting bursars, ordinary servants, and other members of the said college out of 
the remaining rents and fruits of the said college, in manner used and wont ; and also 
paying yearly to the ministers serving the cure in the foresaid churches, and their 



1680.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 846 

Btipendia Bubscripta viz: Ministro dicte ecclesie de Renfrew annuatim 
duodecem scheldras victualis: ministro dicte ecclesie de Eilbryde et 
Torrence vnitis in vnam ecclesiam, vt predictum est, annnmn stipendium 
duodecim scheldraram victualis; suspendendo nihilominus solutionem 
dictorum duorum stipendiorum solvendomm dictis rectoribus et mini- 
stris inservientibns cnre apud dictas ecclesias de Renfrew, Kilbryde et 
Torrence pro omnibus diebus vite, respectiue, Magistri Joannis Hay, 
nunc rectoiis et ministri de Renfrew, et Magistri Dauidis Scharp, rectoris 
et ministri de Kilbryde et Torrence, diurante ipsorum vita dumtaxat ; prop- 
terea quod dicti rectores et ministri prefatarum ecclesiarum sunt provisi 
et in titulo dictorum beneficiorum durante ipsorum vita. Necnon solvendo 
ministro dicte ecclesie de Govane et successoribus suis vnum annuum 
stipendium quingentarum mercarum monete predicte, vel quinque schel- 
drarum victualis, pro arbitrio et libitu prefecti, regentium et magistrorum 
dicte vniversitatis et collegii Glasguensis: Reservando etiam ministro 
dicte ecclesie de Dalzell ipsiusque successoribus eorum annuum stipendium 
modificatum sen modificandum secundum leges dicte regni nostri Scotie 
et acta parliamenti de decimis prefiEtte parochie de Dalzell ; ac reliqua om- 
nium et singulorum prefatorum reddituum et divoriarum ad dictam vniver- 

snocessors for ever, the particular stipends underwritten, viz., to the minister of the 
said church of Renfrew yearly twelve chalders of victual ; to the minister of the said 
churches of Eilbryde and Torrence, united into one church as aforesaid, an annual 
stipend of twelve chalders of victual ; suspending nevertheless the payment of the 
said two stipends payable to the sud rectors and ministers serving the cure in the 
said churdies of Rei^rew, Kilbryde and Torrence during all the days of the life 
respectively of master John Hay, now rector and minister of Renfrew, and master 
David Scharpe, rector and minister of Kilbryde and Torrence, during their lifetime 
only, because the sud rectors and mimsters of &e foresaid churches are provided 
and in right of the said benefices during their lifetime ; also paying to the minister 
of the said church of Oovan and his successors an winual stipend of five hundred 
merks money foresaid, or five chalders of victual, at the will and pleasure of the 
principal, regents and masters of the said university and college of Glasgow. 
Reserving also to the minister of the said church of Dalzell and his successors 
their annual stipend, modified or to be modified according to the laws of our 
said kingdom of Scotland and Acts of Parliament, from the teinds of the 
foresaid parish of Dalzell : and the residue of all and singular the foresaid rents 
and duties now founded, mortified and bequeathed to the scdd university and 
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3415 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1630. 

sitatem et collegium Glaisigueiifie nunc fundatorum, mortificatorum et dota- 
torum, applicanda et impendenda a prefecto, regentibus, magistrifi, membris 
et incorporatione dicti vniverBitatifi et coUegii Glasguensis, eorumque buc- 
ceBSoribus in fabricam dicti collegii, et pro suetentatione, reparatione et 
edificatione operum et edificiorum ejusdem et ad alios pios vsus, vt Deo 
nobis nostrisque successoribus, patronis dicte vniversitatis et collegii, 
rationem reddere valeant. Insuper nos in verbo principis promittimus 
dictam nostram cartam et infeofamentum cum omnibus inibi contentis 
non solum ratificandam et approbandam fore in primo nostro parliamento 
tenendo infra dictum regnum nostrum Scotie cum omnibus solemnitatibus ; 
veinuneciam quod nos cum consensu ordinum dicti nostri parliament!, ex 
certa scientia, in piano et aperto parliamento, pro gravibus, visis et dignis- 
simis causis, de novo, per vocem, votum seu suffi-agia totius parliaroenti 
mortificabimus, donabimus, disponemus et imperpetuum confirmabimus 
prefate vniversitati et coUegio Glasguensi, prefecto, regentibus, magistris, 
totique corpori et incorporationi ejusdem, et in eorum favorem, omnia et 
singula premissa generaliter et particulariter superius mentionata; et 
quod dicta carta et infeofamentum per speciale actum prefati parliamenti 
declarabitur per expressum reservatum et exceptum fore ab illo acto de 
restitutione capitulorum facto et concluso in parliamento tento apud 

college of Glasgow, to be applied and expended by the prindpal, regents, 
masters, members, and incorporation of the said university and college of Grlas- 
gow, and their snccessors, upon the fabric of the said college, and for the main- 
tenance, reparation, and erection of works and buildings of the same, and for 
other pious uses, as they shall answer to Ood, and to us and our successors, 
patrons of the said university and college. Further, we promise, on the word of a 
prmce, that our said charter -and infeftment, with all therein contained, shall not 
only be ratified and approved in our first parliament, to be held within our said 
kingdom of Scotland with all solemnities, but also that we, with consent of the 
estates of our said parliament, of certiuin knowledge, in plam and open parliament, 
for weighty, evident and worthy causes of new, by voice, vote, or suffrage of 
the whole parliament, shall mortify, give, dispone, and for ever confirm to the 
foresaid university and college of Glasgow, principal, regents, masters, and whole 
body and incorporation thereof, and in their favour, all and singular the premises 
generally and particularly above mentioned, and that the said charter and infeft- 
ment, by special act of the foresaid parliament, shall be expressly declared to be 
reserved and excepted from the act of restitution of chapters made and concluded 



1688.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 847 

Edinburgh, meiiBe Jnlii anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo decimo sep- 
timo ; et quod dicta carta per nos et ordines dicii nostri parliamenti per 
speciale actum desuper conficiendum declarabitur fore tam bona, valida 
et efficax ac si eadem foisset coucessa, conclusa, inacta et specialiter ex- 
cepta a dicto nostro [acto] restitutionia dictorum capitulorum, tam valida 
ac ampla quam vlla exceptio que in predicto acto continetur aut contineri 
potest. In GUJUS rei testimonium huic presenti carte nostre magnum 
sigillum nostrum apjiToni precepimus. Testibus vt in aliis cartis consimilis 
date precedentibus : Apud palatium vel curiam nostram de Sanct James, 
vigesimo octauo die mensis Junii, €mno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo 
trigesimo, et anno regni nostri sexto. 

in the parliament held at Edinburgh in the month of July, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand six hundred and seventeen, and that the said charter shall be de- 
dared, by a special act to be made thereupon, by us and the estates of our said 
parliament, to be as good, valid, and effectual as if the same had been granted, con- 
cluded, enacted, and specially excepted from our said act of restitution of the said 
chapters, as valid and ample as any exception which is contained or may be con- 
tained in the foresaid act. In witness whereof we have commanded our great seal 
to be affixed to this our present charter. Witnesses as in other charters of like 
date preceding. — ^At our palace or court of Saint James, the twenty-eighth day of 
the month of June, the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and thirty, 
and sixth year of our reign. 



cv. 

Act of Parliament in favour of the College of Glasgow^ ratifying the 
Charter^ No* civ.^ and the several Charters and Infeftments 
therein enumerated. Edinburgh^ 28 June 1633. 







URE SOUERANE LORD and estates of this present Parliament, with 
the declarationes alwayes wnderwrittene, ratifies, approues, and perpet- 
iiallie confirmes the charter and infeftment nnder the great scale daitit 
at St James, the tnentie aucht day of Junij, one thousand six hundred 



848 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1633. 

and threttie yeire, maid and grantit be his Maiestie to and in fevours of 
the Universitie and Cojledge of Glasgow, principall, maieters, regents, 
haill members and incorporatioun of the samyne, and thair successors for 
ever, off the forsaid Universitie and CoUedge, mansiones, maner places, 
houses, bigging, yeards, orcheards and vthers, alsweiU lyand within as 
without the precinct of the said CoUedge, and of all lands, tenements, 
kirks, teinds, rents, prouents, emoluments, dewties, priueledges, liberties, 
immunities, perteining and belonging to the said Universitie and CoUedge, 
and generallie and particularlie exprest and sett downe in the foirsaid 
chartour and infeftment in all the heads, clauses, and conditiones thairof, 
with the precept and instrument of sasing following thairvpon ; Togider 
with the actes of parUament grantit in anno one thousand six hundred 
and sevintene, in favours of the said CoUedge of Glasgow ; togider also 
with the consents grantit be vmquhil maister Johne Hay, persone of Ren- 
frew, and maister Johne Hay, younger, his sone, than minister at Killel- 
lane, and now persone of Renfrew, anent annexing of the Kirk of Renfrew 
to the said CoUedge of Glasgow ; quhUk consent is of the dait the thride 
day of December one thousand six hundred and threttie tua yeirs, regia- 
trat in the buikes of counsaU vpon the saxt day of the said moneth and 
yeir, and with the contract and appointment made betuix vmquhil James 
Archbishope of Glasgow, and the rectour, deane of facultie, and maisters 
of the said coUedge on the ane pairt, and the said vmquhil maister John 
hay and his sone, on the vther pairt, of the dait the thride day of August 
and nynt day of November, one thousand six hundred tuentie ane yeirs ; 
togider lykwayes with the consent grantit be maister Dauid Shairpe, 
chantour of Glasgow, persone and viccar and minister of Kilbryde and 
Torrens, quhilk consent is daitit the tuentie thride day of November one 
thousand six hundred tuentie sax yeirs ; and with the contract and ap- 
pointment of the same date maid betuix the said umquhil Archibishope 
and the principall, regents, and maisters of the said CoUedge, one the ane 
pairt, and the said maister Dauid Shairpe, one the vther pairt, anent the 
forsaid kirk of Kilbryde and Torrens, now vnite to the said Colledge of 
Glasgow, in all the heads, clauses, articles and conditiones mentionat in 
the saids seuerall richts and securities, balding and admitting the samyne 
as for exprest and sett down hereintill ad longum et de verba in verbum^ 
And &rd6r, cure Souerane Lord and estates of this present parliament, for 



1638.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 849 

great, wechtie, and seine causes tending to the honour, floorishing and 
benefeit of the said CoDedge of Glasgow, Vniversitie thairof, and of the 
haill members and incorporatioun of the samyne, hes rescindit and annullit 
the act of parliament maid in anno one thousand six hundred tuentie 
ane, quhairby that vther act past in anno one thousand six hundred and 
sevinteine, annexing the said Kirk of Renfrew to the said colledge of 
Glasgow was rescindit vpon certane conditiones thairin specifiet. And for 
that effect his Majestic and estates forsaids hes ordanit and ordaines the 
said act of parliament past in anno one thousand six hundred and sevin- 
teine to stand in full force, strenth, and effect in favours of the said Vni- 
versitie of Glasgow, haill members and incorporatioun of the samjnie, as 
if the said vther act of parliament past in aimo one" thousand six hundred 
tuentie ane had never beine maid and grantit ; and also rescinds and an- 
nulls that act of parliament past in anno one thousand six hundred and 
sevinteine, anent the restitutioun of chapters, in sua far allanerlie as may 
conceme and be extendit to the saids kirks of Renfrew and Kilbryde and 
Torrens, and to the kirk of Govane, teinds, fruites, rents, emoluments, 
and dewties perteining and belonging thairto (in sua far as the same may 
be preiudiciall to the said Colledge of Glasgow) and now vnite and an- 
nexit to the said Vniversitie and Colledge of Glasgow. Attoure, cure 
said Souerane Lord and estates forsaids, for great and wechtie causes and 
considerationes moving thame, tending to the honor, good, and floorishing 
of the said Vniversitie and Colledge of Glasgow, off new againe, be the 
voice, voitte, and suffirage of this haill parliament, hes mortifiet, dottit, and 
disponit, and particularlie confirmit to the said Vniversitie and Colledge of 
Glasgow, and to the principall, regents, maisters, haill members, bodie 
and incorporatioun thairof and thair successours for ever, all and sundry 
lands, teinds, kirks, fenements, houses, yeards, priviledges, liberties, and 
immwnities and vthers generallie and particularlie exprest and sett 
downe in the said chartour and infeftment ; and declairs the samyne to 
haue beine and to be ane guid, valide, and perfytte richt and infeftment 
to the said Vniversitie and Colledge of Glasgow, haill members and in- 
corporatione of the samyne, and to thair successors for ever for thair 
peaceable and fiie bruiking, joysing, and possessing of all and whatsuta- 
ever exprest and sett downe in the said charter and infeftment in sick 
forme and maner as if the samyne had beine particularlie gifbit, mortifiet. 



860 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1038. 

and disponit to the said VDiversitie and CoUedge of Glasgow be oure 
Baid Soverane Lord and estates forsaids be express words, voice, and con- 
sent of this present parKament, with express declarationn alwayes, lykas 
onre said Soverane Lord and estates forsaids be this present act, and with 
consent of the prindpall, maisters, regents, haill members and incor- 
poratioim of the said Vniversitie and CoUedge of Glasgow declaris, 
statuits and ordaines that the charter and infeftment abonewrittene, 
grantit be his Majestic to and in favours of the said Vniversitie and 
CoUedge of Glasgow, with this present ratificatioim thairof^ sail nawayes 
be hurtfiill nor preiudiciaU to his Majesties darrest cowsigne and coun- 
seUonr James Duke of Lennox, his airs and successors anent his infeft- 
ments and heretable richts of the office of baUliarie and justiciarie of the 
baronie and regaUtie of Glasgow and aU the pairts thairoi^ alsweill 
within as without the burgh of Glasgow, haldin be him of the Archi- 
bishope of Glasgow, nor to no others, his richts and infeftments quhatsum- 
ever grantit to him and his predicessors of any of his lands, mylnes, 
offices and vthers lyand within this realme of Scotland, but that notwith- 
standing of the charter and infeftment abonewrittine, and this present rati- 
ficatioun thairof, his Majestie's said darrest cowseine and counsallour, 
James Duike of Lennox, and his forsaids, sail bruik, joyse vse, and exerce 
the said office of bailliarie and justiciarie of the baronie and regalitie of 
Glasgow, and all the pairts thairof abonmentionat, and bruik, joyse, and 
posses his mylnes, offices, and vthers lyand within this realme, without 
any impediment, burding, or oppositione quhatsumeuer, siclyk and als 
fiielie in aU respects as if the charter and infeftment abonewrittine, and 
this present ratificatioun thairof had never beine maid nor grantit. And 
farder, with express declaratioun that notwithstanding this present ratifi- 
catioun thair is reservit to the proueist baiUies and coimsall of Glasgow, 
the chaplanries of St Johne and St Marie perteining to the burgh of 
Glasgow possest be the said burgh, and quhairof they haue beine and ar 
in present possessioun ; as also the priueledges of the Meilmercatt situat 
besyde the Blackfrier Kirk thairof; as als, that the Vniversitie of Glasgow 
sail be exeimed for thair awin members resident within the samyne and 
thair servants allanerlie, and the houssis, lands, and tenements belonging 
to thame in propertie, but saU nawayes exeime other tennents dwelling 
within the said houses in the said burgh of Glasgow fra the taxationes 



1633.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 851 

and other impositiones dew to be payit be thame as burgessis of the said 
burgh; and that the said Yniversities exemptione grantit to thame be 
thair lait infeftment sail mak no kjnd of derogatione to the richts and 
liberties of the said burgh of Glasgow, quhairof they have beine in vse 
and possessioun : And last, with declaratioun that ibis present ratifica- 
tioun sail not be prejudiciall to the Archibishope of Glasgow nor his suc- 
cessors anent any richt quhilk they haue to the Trone metts and mea- 
sures of Glasgow, nor to any vther thing quhilk lawfiiUie doeth apper- 
teine to the said Archibishope and his successors. 



CVL 

Act op Parliament in favour of the Burgh of Glasgow^ confirming 
several Charters and other Writs previously granted in their 
favour. Edinburgh, 28 June 1633. 

UuRE SOVERANE LORD being sufficientlie informit of the great 
charges and expenssis that the proueist, bailleis, counsall and communitie 
of the burgh and citie of Glasgow hes sustenit thir many yeirs bygaine in 
making of the river of Clyde, quhairvpon the said burgh and citie is 
foundit and situat, portable for shippes, boattes, barkis, and vther veshels, 
for importing and exporting of forraine and hameward commodities, to 
the great comfort of his Majesties lieges lyand within the bounds and 
shirefdomes nixt adjacent thairto, and for advancement and incres of 
polide of the commoun weill of this his Hienes kingdome of Scotland, 
and in beitting, repairing, and vphalding of the brige of Glasgow over 
the said river, quhilk is ane verie profitable meanes for intertitinment of 
commerce ; as lykwayes of the great cair, paines, and chairges sustenit 
be thame in vpholding of the great Kirk of Glasgow and edifice thairo^ 
eftir tiie auncient maner and first fimdation of the samyne ; and siclyk, 
calling to mynd quhat great and sumptuous charges, cair, and expenssis, 
they haue beine at laitlie in building of ane Tolbuith for administratione 



862 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1688. 

of justice and vther effairs tending to the advancement of the conQmonn 
Weill and decoratioun of the said kingdome, and in bigging and repairing 
of churches within the said burgh and citie, with steiples ansurable 
thairto ; as als of the great cair, diligence, and expenssis sustenit be thame 
in bigging and reparing of certane brigges over rivers and watters in 
sundrie pairts quhair straingers may haue commodious trauelling to and 
fra his Majesties kingdome of Ireland, and vther pairts within the king- 
dome of Scotland, not onlie to the comfort and proffieit of the lieges of all 
sorts of thes his Majesties kingdomes, bot lykwayes to the great comfort 
of all straingers and forrainers resorting in thes pairts ; and his Majestie 
being mjndfuU of thes thair commendable and commoun warkes, tending 
to the commoun weill of his Majesties kingdome, and to giue thame oc- 
casione to continew in prosecuting of thair guid intentiones, and for the 
knawin guid service done to his Majestie and his most noble progenitors 
be the proueist, baillies, counsall and communitie of the said biu-gh and 
citie of Glasgow and thair predicessors in tyme bypast : Thairfob oure 
said Soverane Lord, with consent and advyse of the thrie estates of this 
present parliament, hes ratifiet, approvine, and confirmit, and be the 
tennor heirof ratifies, approues, and confirmes all and sundrie charters, 
infeftments, confirmationes thairof, gifts, donationes, mortificationes, and 
all vther evidents, wreatts, and securities quhatsumever, of quhatsumever 
natur kynd and qualitie the samyne be, maid and grantit be his Majestie, 
or any of his most noble progenitors, to and in favours of the proueist, 
baillies, counsall, and commwnitie of the said burgh and citie of Glasgow. 
And in SPEGIALL (but preiudice of the generalitie forsaid) his Majestie, with 
advyse and consent abone specifiet, hes ratifiet and approvine, and be thir 
presents ratifies and approues ane charter, gift, or donatioun grantit be 
his Hienes most noble progenitor Alexander, King of Scottes, of and con- 
cerning the liberties and priuiledges of the said burgh, burgessis and 
inhabitants thairof, of the dait at Maden Castell the auchteine day of Junij, 
and tuentie saxt yeir of his raigne ; item, ane vther charter grantit be 
King Robert, his Majesties most noble progenitor, confirmeand the forsaid 
charter wnder the great seale, daitit the fyfteine day of November, and 
tuentie thride yeir of his raigne ; item, ane vther charter grantit be King 
Robert to the proueist, baillies, counsall, and commwnitie of the said 
burgh of Glasgow confirmeand the forsaid charter and grantand certane 



16S3.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 858 

new liberties thairto, daitit at Scone the tuentie ancht day of Julij, in the 
anchteine yeir of his raigne ; item, ane vther chartor grantit be Marie, 
Queine of Scottes, his Majesties darrest gaiddame, to and in fauours of the 
proueist, bailKes, connsall, and commwnitie of the said burgh of Glasgow, 
of certane lands, tenements, kirks, chappells, chaplanries, prebendaries, 
alterages, and vthers mentionat thairintill, daitit the sevinteine day of 
Marche j™ v® thriescoir sax yeirs ; item, ane vther chartor grantit be His 
Majesties darrest father of eternall memorie wnder his great seale, ratifiand 
all the former gifts, donationes, priueledges, and vthers maid in favouris 
of the said proueist, baillies, counsall and commwnitie, daitit at Roystoun, 
the aucht day of Apryll, the yeir of God j™ vj° and ellevine yeirs ; item, 
ane decreit of Parliament pronuncit in favours of the said bm-gh of Glas- 
gow, daitit the tuentie nynt day of November, j™ four hundreth thriescoir 
nyne yeirs ; item, his Majesties ratificatioun of the said decreit, daitit the 
first day of December the yeir of God j™ 4® thriescoir nynteine yeirs ; 
item, ane act of secreit counsall in fauours of the said biurgh concerning 
thair liberties, daitit the tent day of September, the yeir of God j™ vj° 
yeirs; item, ane act of interloquitor of the lords of sessioun, givin in 
thair favours vpon the tuentie fyft day of July, the yeir of God j"* vj® and 
sevine yeirs ; item, ane decreit of the lords of counsall and sessioun, givin 
in favours of the said burgh, vpon the fourt day of Jimij, the yeir of God 
j™ V* thriescoir fyfteine yeirs, anent ane laidle full of all sorts of comes 
sauld in thair mercatt; in all and sundrie heads, articles, claussis, condi- 
tiones, and circumstances thairof quhatsumeuer : WlLUNG, DECLARING and 
ORDAIKINQ, that this present ratificatioun of the particular euidents and 
wreatts abonewrittine and generalitie thairof, is and sail be als valeid, 
effectual, and sufficient to the proueist, baillies, counsall and commwnitie 
of the said burgh of Glasgow and thair successors for ever in judgement 
and outwith as if they and euerie ane of thame war at lenth, word be 
word, ingrost and insert heirintill : And FARDEB, cure said Souerane Lord, 
with advyse and consent forsaid of his estates of parliament, ratifies and 
approues All and quhatsumever gifts, richts, and secuirities maid and 
grantit in favours of the proueist, baillies, counsall and commwnitie of the 
said burgh be His Majesties predicessors, or be quhatsumever vther 
persone or persones of quhatsumever kynd and qualitie the samyne be 
of, off and concerning the trone of the said burgh, river, and brige of the 
1 YY 



854 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1688. 

Bamyne, toUes and customes thairof, vplifted be thame, and quhairof they 
and thair predicesBors ar and bane beine in vse and poBseBsioun thir many 
yeirs bypast for intertaynment of thair brige over the Baid river of Clyde ; 
and declairs that thair auncient poBsesBiomi of the customes thairof Ball be 
als Bu£Scient as if the gifts or donationes grantit to thair predicessoris of 
the samyne war produicit in this present parliament; and, generallie, 
ratifies and approues all and quhatsumever vther chartors, infeftments, 
confirmationeB thairof, gifts, donationes, mortificationes, and all vther 
evidents and wreatts quhatsumever maid and grantit be His Majestie or 
any of his most noble progenitors, kinges, queines, princes, and Stewarts 
of Scotland, thair regents, governors, and protectors of this kingdome for 
the tyme, to and in favours of the proueist, bailleis, counsall and com- 
mwnitie of the said burgh of Glasgow, burgessis and inhabitants thairof 
of and concerning all and quhatsumever lands, houssis, biggings, tene- 
ments, annuelrents, dignities, offices, liberties, priuledges, kirks, chappells, 
chaplanries, alterages, prebendaries, dewties, and annualrents quhatsum- 
ever belonging thairto; trones, waters, rivers, briges, and customes 
belonging to the same ; admittand, declairand, and ordainand that this 
present ratificatioun and generalitie thairof is and sail be als guid, valeid, 
and sufficient to thame and thair successors in all tyme coming, as if everie 
particular wreatt and evident grantit to thame thairvpon war particularlie 
and at lenth de verba in verbum ingrossit and insert heirintill ; Quhairanent, 
and with all that may be objectit thair aganes, his Majestie and estates 
forsaids of this present parliament hes dispensit, and be thir presents dis- 
penssis for ever. With expres deolaeatione alwayes, lykas our said 
Soverane Lord and estates forsaids be this present act declairs, statuites, 
and ordaines that the charters, infeftments, acts, decreits and vthers richts 
and secuirities speciallie and generallie abonementionat, grantit to the 
aaid burgh of Glasgow, with this present ratificatioun thairof. sail nowayes 
be preiudiciall nor hurtftdl to His Majesties deirrest cowsigne and coun- 
sallor, James Duke of Lennox, his airs and successors, anent the heretable 
richt and infeftment of the office of bailliarie and justiciarie of the baronie 
and regalitie of Glasgow and all the pairts thairof, alsweill within as 
without the burgh of Glasgow ; bot that, notwithstanding of the saidB 
chartors, infeftments, and vther richts speciallie and generallie abone- 
mentiojQit, and this present ratificatioun thairof^ his Hienes said darrest 



1688.] REIiATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 855 

cowsigne and coonsallor, James Duike of Lennox, his airs, and suocessors 
Ball bmik, joyse, vse, and exerce the said office of bailliarie and justiciarie 
of the baronie and regalitie of Glasgow abonewrittine, and all the pairts 
thairof alaweill within as without the burgh of Glasgow, and sail vplift 
and intromett with the fies, casualities, commodities and dewties belong- 
ing to the said office of bailliarie and justiciarie of the said baronie and 
regalitie of Glasgow, siclyk and als fSrielie in all respects as if the charters, 
infeftments, and vther richts speciallie and generallie abonementionat, and 
this present ratification thairof had nevir beine maid nor grantit; as 
lykwayes with this expres declaratioun, lykas our said Soverane Lord and 
estates forsaids be this present act, and also with consent of the proueist 
and one of the baillies of the said burgh, in name of the remanent haill 
counsall and commwnitie of the said burgh of Glasgow, declairs, statuites 
and ordaines that the charters, infeftments, decreitts, actes, possessiones, 
and vthers richts and secuirities speciallie and generallie abonementionat, 
grantit to the said burgh of Glasgow, with this present ratificatioun 
tiiairo^ sail nawayes be hurtfuU nor preiudiciall to the richt reverand 
father Patrick Archibishope of Glasgow and his successors anent his and 
thair richt of the electioun and nominatione of the magistrats of the burgh 
of Glasgow, nor anent the richt of any lands, tfeinds, priueldges, liberties, 
or others quhatsuraever perteining to the Archibishop.of Glasgow and his 
successoins ; and last, with expres declaratioun that this present ratifica- 
tioun sail be nawayes preiudiciall to the liberties, priueledges, and 
iramwnities of the Vniversitie of Glasgow, bot that the samyne sail be 
reserued to thame, with the lands, tenements, yairds and vthers apper- 
teining thairto, according to the ratificatioun grantit to thame in this 
present parliament, and to the declarationes and reservationes exprest in 
the samyne ratificatioun, and no vtherwayes. 



856 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1635. 



cvn. 

Disposition by the Principal and Regents of the College^ with con^ 
sent therein mentioned^ to the Burgh of Glasgow^ of the Black- 
friars Elirk^ with kirkyard and ground adjacent. Glasgow^ 
4 June 1635. 



B 



*E it kend till all men be thir present lettres: We, Doctor Johne 
Strang, principall ; Maisteris George Young, Johne Rae, Williame Wilkie, 
and James Forsythe, regentis of the College of Glasgow, with expres 
advys, consent, and assent of our reverend Father in God, Patrik, Arch- 
bisohope of Glasgow, chanceUar of the said college ; Maister Johne Bell, 
ane of the ordinar ministeris of the said brught, rector thairo^ and 
Doctor James Elect, ane vther of the ordinar ministeris of the samynn 
brught, dean of facultie of the samynn college ; and we all with ane con- 
sent and assent: Forsamikle as the Blackfreir Eirk, callit the College 
Eirk, within the said brught, hes bein grait chairgis to the said college in 
vpholding the samynn thir many yeiris bygane, and now is becum so 
ruinous that it most.be repairit, the quhilk will be grait chairgis and ex- 
penssis to the said college, so that na small detriment will incure thairto 
and rentis thairof ; and now seing the provest, bailleis, and counsall of 
the said brught hes not onlie wndertaken to repair the said kirk vpoun 
thair awin expenssis, bot lykwayis hes gevin to ws twa thowsand markis 
money for supple of the building of the new wark of the said college and 
librarie thairof; Thairfoir wit ye ws the saidis principall and regentis, 
with exprqs advys and consent of the foirsaidis persouns, chanceler, rec- 
tor, and deane of facultie, and we all with ane consent and cuasent, for ws 
and our successouris in offids, to haif renuncit, resignit, disponit and 
overgevin, as we be the tennour heirof, renimce, resigne, dispone, and 
frilie and simpliciter forever overgive &a ws and our successouris in office, 
to and in favouris of the saidis provest, bailleis, and counsall of the said 
brught, and thair successouris in office for the townes vse vndermen- 
tionat, all and haill the forrsaid Blakfreir Eirk, with frie ische and entrie 
thairvnto in the ordinar place ; togidder with the kirkyaird of the samynn 



I486.] BELATING TO THE C1T7 OF GLASGOW. 357 

west fra the gavill of the said kirk to the meill mercat ; togidder vnth 
allevia ellis of breadth alonges both the south and uorthe sydwallis of 
the said kirk within the yaird calUt the Blakfreir yaird, to build and in- 
large the samyn at thair pleasour within the saidis boundis, and that as 
the samynn is alreddie stobit, meithit, and merchit^with all our consentiSf 
so sone as thay sail begin to inlarge the samynn, togidder with all rights 
heretabill titiU of right, cleam, entress, kyncLiess, propertie, possessioun, 
actioun, persut and instance, quhilkis we had, have, or can pretend to 
have thairto forever, and bindis and obleissis ws and our successouris in 
office to mak, seall, and delyver to thame vpoun thair awin expenssis, all 
maner of rightis can be devysit for denuding of the said College thairof, 
and securing of tham thaiiintill : Reserving allwayis to the said College, 
rectour, deane of facultie, principall, and regentis thairo^ present, and 
haill schoUeris and studentis thairin, and all the memberis of the said col- 
lege and thair successouris, ane most commodious place and seat in the 
said kirk nixt best efter the counsall seat, and the vse of the said kirk 
yeirlie at the making of the maisteris, and at all vther occasiouns when 
they pleas, but prejudice of the publict meiting for devyne service, eccle- 
siastical exercissis, and discipline : Provyding allwayis that this present 
dispositioim and renunciatioun of the said kirk sail naways prejudge the 
said College and memberis thairof foirsaidis of the haill landis, tenementis, 
annualrents, dewteis, rentis, and c€tsualities whatsumever, giftit, dottit, 
mortifeid, or ony vther way whatsumever, pertenyng and belonging to 
the said kirk, or of old to the Blakfreiris, and now to the said college, be 
reasoun thairof so that the said kirk to be inlargit the space foirsaid and 
kirkyaird nixt to the Meil Mercat allone sail belong to the said brughe 
in tyme cuming, with provisioun in favouris of the said College as is 
abone specifeit, and with expres provisioun that we and our successouris 
sail be bund to na farder warrandice in the premissis bot for owr awin 
proper fact and deid allanerlie, that is to say, that we nather have done 
nor sail doe anything in the contrary thairo£ Quhilkis provisiouns saU 
be speciallie ingrossit in the rightis and securiteis to be maid be ws to 
thame thairof^ lyk as the saidis provest, bailleis, and counsall of the said 
brught and thair successouris sail be heirby expreslie bundin and obleist 
to freithe and releif the said college, principall, regentis, and remanent mem- 
beris thairof, and our successouris in office, of the reparatioun and vphold- 



858 CHARTERS AND DOCUMBNTS [1685- 

ing of the said kirk bo long as they may bruik and posses the samynn to 
the tounes vse, conforme to the dispositioxui abone writtin : And £Etrder, 
for the cans abone specifeit, we bind and obleissis ws and our saccessonres 
in office to give to the burgesis sones of the said burgh, actuall studentis 
in the said college, four of the laiche chalmberis laitlie buldit ypoun the 
north quarter of the said college, or vther rowmes convenient effeiring 
thairvnto, yeirlie and perpetuallie in all tyme cuming ; provyding alwayis 
that in cais thair be not so many burgessis sones actuall studentis in the 
said college as proportionallie is requisit to occupay the saidis chalmberis 
or rowmes, than and in that cais it sail be leasome to ws and our succes- 
souris to place vther scholleiis in the saidis chalmberis or rowmes ; pro- 
vyding also thir presentis sail nawayis be prejudiciall to the said Archi- 
bischope nor his successours, anent any of thair rentis, leivingis, or dewteis 
belonging to thame as Archibischopis of Glasgow, or to thair personage 
and vicarage teithes in ony sort. And for the mair securitie, we ar con- 
tent and consentia thir presentis be actit and registrat in the buikis of 
counsall and sessioun or commissaris buik of Glasgow, ather of the 
judges thairof^ thair decreitis and auctoriteis to be-interponit thairto, that 
lettres and executoriallis may be direct thairvpoun in^forme as effeiris, and 
to that effect constitutis . • . owr procuratouris, conjunctlie and seueral- 
lie, etc. In WITNES QXJHAIROP thir presents ar writtin be William Yair, 
notar in Glasgow, we haif subscryvit as foUowis, att Glasgow, the fourt 
day of Junij the yeir of God j" vj® threttie fy ve yeiris, befoir thir witnes- 
sis, Williame Andersone, portionar of Newtoun ; Robert Drew, notar in 
Glasgow; James Semple, George Campbell, Alexander Dinlope, James 
Hutchesone, studentis in the said college. (Signed) Jo. Strang, princi- 
pal ; Geo. Young, Jo. Rae, Wil. Wilkie, Ja. Forsithe, Ro. Maine ; Glasgow, 
as cancellour, consentis; Mr Jhon Bell, rector: Ja. Eliot, dec. facult; 
William Andersoune, witnes to my loird of Glasgow his subscriptioune, 
R. Drew, witnes also thairto ; James Sempill, witnesse ; George Campbell, 
witnes ; Alexander Dunlop, witnes ; Jacobus Hutchesone, witnes. 



1085.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. S69 



cvni 

Contract between the Archbishop of Glasgow, with consent of his 
chapter, the Provost, Bailies, and Council of the Burgh of 
Glasgow, and the Principal, Regents, and Masters of the Col- 
lege of Glasgow, as to Blackfriars Kirk. Glasgow, 6 June 
1685. 

ixT Glasgow, the sext day of Junij, the yeir of God j" vj° and threttie 
fyve yeiris. It is appointit, aggreit, and finallie concordit betwix the 
richt reverend and honourabUl pairties vnderwritten, to witt, Patrik, 
Archbishop of Glajsgow, with advyse and consent of the deane and 
chapter of the said bishoprik, on the first pairt ; Patrik Bell, provest, 
James Hamiltoun, Niniane Andersone, baUlies of the said burgh for the 
tyme, Johne Barnes, deane of gild, Johne Mershell, thesaurar thairof^ 
and Gabriell Cunnynghame, Maister Williame Stewart, Colene Campbell, 
George Mure, Walter Stirling, Johne Andersone, eldar, Walter Douglas, 
Thomas Morsoune, Williame Neilsone, Johne Andersone, youngar, John 
Maxwell, William Howie, Gawin Nisbit^ deacone convener, Henrie Glen, 
Gporge Porterfield, Robert Campbell, Niniane Gilhagie, elder, Johne 
Sheillis, Richart Allane, James Colquhoune, James Padie, James Ogilvie, 
Niniane Gilhagie, younger, Thomas Scott^ present counseUours of the 
said burght and citie, for thameselffis and thair successouris, provest, 
baiUies, councill and communitie of the said burght, on the second pairt ; 
Doctor Johne Strang, prindpall of the coUedge of Glasgow, Maisteris 
George Young, Johne Ray, Williame Wilkie, and Jamcis Forsyth, regentis 
and maisteris of the said colledge, with advyse and consent of Mr Johne 
Bell, ane of the ministeris of the said burght of Glasgow, rector of the 
Yniversitie of the said Colledge, and Doctor James Eliot, ane other of the 
ministeris of the said burght and citie, deane of facultie, for thame and 
thair successouris in thair offices and plaices in all tym coming, on the 
third pairt ; in maner, forme, and effect as efter foUowis, that is to say, 
Forsamekill as the saidis parties, considdering that thair is ane kirk 
within the said burgh callit the Blackfiiar Kirk, lyand contigue adjacent 
to the said colledge of Glasgow, whilk is now altogidder ruinous and 



360 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1685. 

decayit, and that it wald be verie chairgeable to the said coUedge of 
Glasgow, principall and regentis thereoi^ to vphold or re-edifie the samin, 
and they haae rennnceit and disponit the eamin kirk to the provest, 
baillies, councill and communitie of the said burgh of Glasgow and thair 
Buccessouris for ever, conforme to ane disposition made thairvpone, 
with consent of the said rector and deane of facnltie, off the dait the 
ffourt day of Jnnij, the yeir of God j"* yj® and threttie-fyve yeiris, with 
Irie ishe and entrie thairto, and that the inhabitantis within the said 
burgh, throu the pions care and labour of the said most reverend &ther 
in God, hes contribute certaine great sowmes of money to be bestowit 
upone heritabill securitie be the saidis provest^ baillies, and counsall of 
the said burght of Glasgow, for to help the mantenance of the minister 
and reidar serving the cure at the said kirk, and that the said burgh of 
Glasgow is now of intentioun not onlie to re-edifie and repair, bot lykwys 
to amplifie and inlarge the said kirk upone thair awin proper chairges 
and expensis, and to provyd the samin with ane minister, and to secure 
him and his successour in ane constand stipend off ane thousand merkis 
be yeir, besyd the mantenemce of ane reidar to serve in the said kirk, and 
all the foirsaidis pairties contractaris with the said burgh of Glasgow, 
acknowledging that thair pious workis and religious intention aboue 
specifiet meritis and deservis that thay have the patronage of the said 
Urk establishit in thair personis, and to the effect that the samin may be 
laufulie establishit in thair persones as said is: Thairfore the saidis 
principall and regentis of the said CoUedge of Glasgow, as haveing richt 
to the said kirk callit Blackfrier Eirk, with consent of the rector and 
deane of facidtie foirsaid, and als with consent of the said richt reverend 
father in God, Patrick^ Archibishop of Glasgow, and of the deane and 
chapter of the said archibishoprik, as lykwyse with advyse and consent 
of the saidis provest, baillies, deane of geld, thesaurer, and persones of 
counsall foirsaids off the said burgh and citie, and thay all with ane 
mutuall consent and assent, hes made, constitut, and ordanit, as be the 
tennpur heirof| makes, constitutis, and ordanis Mr Williame Douglas, 
maissour, and ilk ane of thame conjunctlie and severallie, thair verie 
laufiill vndoutit and irreuocable procuratoris, actons, factoris, commis- 
sionaris, and speciall eirand beiraris, to the effect wnderwritten, geving, 
granting, and committing to thame, and ilk ane of thame, conjunctlie 



1686.] RELATDfQ TO THE CITY OJT GLASGOW. 861 

and severalie, thair verie foil, fne^ plane^ power, general! and apeciall 
command, expres bidding and charge^ for tbame and in thair names and 
npone thair behalffis, to compeir be&ir the richt excellent, ticht heiche 
and michtie Prince Charlis, be the grace of God King of Great Britannic, 
France, and Ireland, Defendar of the Faith, our Souerane Lord, or befoir 
his hienes successouris, or thair commisBiounarB quhataumenir having 
power to reasave resignatione? in thair names for the tyme, and thair 
with sick dew reverence and humilitie as becnmis, to reaigne, rennnce, 
snrrander, and simpliciter npgive, orergiye and delyuer, puirlia, and 
simplie, be stalff and bastown, as nse is, all and haill the said kirk, callit 
the Blackfiier Kirk, situat and lyand in znaner foirsaid, togidder with all 
richt the saidifi persones, or onj ane of thame, hes or may pretend 
thairin in tyme coming, in the handis of our Souerane Lord, the Eiugis 
Majestic or his Hieness successouris, or thair commissiouners quhatsum- 
evir having power to ressave resignationes for the tyme, to the effect his 
Majestic and hie Hienes successouris may erect the said Ejrk of Blackfreirs 
in ane paroche kirk, and may confer and dispone the patronage of the 
samin Idrk in fiBkuourip of the said toune of Glasgow in tyme coming, to 
the eud the provest, baillies, and counsall thairoi^ now being and that sal 
happen to be for the tyme, may present to the said Archibishop of 
Glasgow and his successouris, als oft and sua oft as the said kirk sail vaik 
ane sufficient and qualifiet persone to be tryit and examinat in his litera- 
tour and conversatioun, and being fond qualifiet to be admittit be the 
said Archibishop and his successouris to the ministerie and stipend of the 
said kirk, and to ressaue collatioun and institutioun thairvpoune frcwi him 
and his foirsaidis ; quhilk kirk foirsaid, with all richt, titall and entres the 
foirsaidis pairties, or ony ane of thame, hes or may pretend thairto in 
tym;^ comying, thay all with ane mutnall advyse and consent be thir 
thair letteres of procuratorie and resignatioun resignis, surranders, «nd 
upgives in the handis of our said Souerane Lord, the Kingis ]M[aje6tie and 
ISb Hienes successouris and thair commissionouris in fauouris and to tiie 
effect abovmentionat, aotis, instramentis and documantis thairvpon to 
a^k, lift» and rais, and generaUie all and aindrie other thingis to do, exeroa, 
and vse anent the prepusses, that to the office of proouratarie in ancha 
caices of the law or consuetude of this realms is faiawin to pertene or 
that thay micht do thame^ellffis and thay wer perssonalie present^ firme 
1 zz 



862 CHABTERS AND DOCUMENTO [1686. 

and stable balding, and for to bald all and qubatsumevir thingis tbair 
saidis procuratouris in tbe premissis in tbedr names ricbteonsly leidis to 
be done nnder tbe pane of law : With tbe speciall proyisioiin and con- 
ditionn tbat tbe dispositionn maid be tbe saidis principall and regentia 
witb consent of tbe said rector and deane of &cultie of tbe said kirk to 
tbe said burgb, and tbis contract abonewrittin, and tbe said most 
reverend fatber in God bis consent to atber of tbame in tbe erecting of 
tbe said kirk of tbe Blackfreirs in ane seyerall parocbe kirk, and bis 
resignatioun of tbe samin in bis Majesties bandis to tbe end tbe patron- 
age tbairof may be disponit to tbe said tonne and citie of Glasgow, sail 
nawajis be burtful nor prejudidall to tbe said Arcbibisbop of Glasgow 
nor bis successonris in onj of tbair firoitis, rentis, levingis, annnellis, 
landis, tytbes, tenementis, bonssis, biggings, yairdis, orcbardis, emoli- 
mentis, proffitis, dewties, cbaiplainries, prebendaries, altarages, foundit in 
tbe catbedrall kirk of tbe said arcbibisboprik be qubatsomeuer patrone, 
qubairener tbe samin Ij, and qubairsoever tbe samin wes vpliftit of 
before, or addettit furtb of qubatsnmever bons witbin tbe said citie, dottit 
to qubatsoever cbaiplainaries, altarages, and kirkis belanging to tbe said 
arcbibisboprik and vtberis qubatsoever, pertening or tbat may be knawin 
to pertene to tbe samin arcbibisboprik; and speciallie witb expres 
provisionn and conditionn tbat tbe saidis dispositionn and erecting of tbe 
said Kirk of Blackfreiris in ane parocbe kirk and granting of tbe patron- 
age tbairof as said is, sail nawayis be prejudidall nor bnrtfoll to the said 
arcbibisboprik or bis successonris in tbair teyndis of tbe personage and 
vicarage of Glasgow, or in onj pairt of tbair patrimonie qubatsoeuer ; as 
also tbir presentis sail nawayis be burtfull nor prejudiciall to tbe said 
CoUedge of Glasgow in ony pairt of tbair rentis, levingis, annueUis, 
altarages, cbaplanries, prebendaries, or any vtber dewties qubatsoever 
belanging to tbame in ony maner of way qubatsoever, or in ony vtber 
reservatioun, provisionn, and conditiotm, mentionat in tbe said disposioun: 
And for tbe mare securitie, tbe saidis pairties ar content and consentis 
tbair presentis be actit and registrat in tbe buikis of counsall and sessiouu, 
to bave tbe strentb of ane act and decreit of tbe lordis tbairof interponit 
tbereto witb letteres and executoriallis neid&ll to be direct beirvpone, 
and to tbis effect constitutes Mr James King, David Heriot, and Jobne 
Sandelandis tbair procuratoris conjunctlie and severalie. In witnes 



1636.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 863 

QUHAIROF thir presentis ar writtm be Johne Cullen, writtar in Glasgow, 
thay haue subscryyit as foUowis, Yiz\j day, yeir, and place foirsaidis, befoir 
thir witnesses, Mr James Lyndsay, sone laufull to the said reverend 
father in God, Patrik, Archibishop of Glasgow, Mr Robert Bell, sone 
lauftill to Mr Johne Bell, ane of the ordinar ministeris thairo^ Robert 
Mure, Wright, burgess there, and Quintene Rankene, messour there, 
witnesses to the subscriptioun of the archibishop ; and befoir thir wit- 
nessis to the subscriptiounes of the saidis provest, baillies, and counsall 
of the said burgh, Mr Johne Huchesone, clerk thairof, and William Yair, 
his seruitor ; and to the subscriptioun of the saidis principall, regentis, 
and deane of facultie, Henrie Stirling, Johne Weir, and Archibald 
Glasgow, studentis in the said coUedge. [Sic Subacribitur ;] Glasgow, Mr 
James Hamiltoun, deane, Mr Ard. M<]!lanchlane, Lus, Mr J. Cunynghame, 
Cumnok, Mr Wm. Nisbet, Torboltoune, Mr J. Sharpe, presenter, J. Hay, 
Renfirew, M. R. Watsone, Cardross, M. Reid, Askkirk, Mr J. Andersone, 
Camweth, Jn. Lyndsay, Carstairis, M. J. Bell, Eglishame, M. Annand, Air, 
Mr James Gillespie, Eilleme, M. Birsbane Erskine, Mr P. Cambuslang, Mr 
A, Forbes, cancellarius, Jo. Strang, Govane, Ro. Maine, Mr Thomas 
Bannatyne, Douglas, Patrik Bell, provest, James Hamiltotm, baiUie, 
Niniane Andersone, Johne Barnes, Williame Stewart, Colene Campbell, 
George Mure, Thomas Morsoune, Robert Campbell, J. Maxwell, Williame 
Howie, Walter Douglas, Jo. Andersone, Williame Neilsone, Gawin Nisbit^ 
Waltir Stirling, Henrie Glen, Richart Allane, J. Colquhoun, James Padie, 
Thomas Scott, Jo. Strang, principall, Geo. Young, Jo. Ray, Wil. Wilkie, 
J. Forsyth, Mr Johnne Bell, rector, J. Eliot, d. {Setcult., Henrie Stirling, 
witnes, Jo. Weir, witnes, Archibaldus Glasgow, witnes, J. Lyndsay, 
witnes, Mr Robert Bell, witnes, Robert Mure, witnes, Q. Rankeine, 
witnes. 



864 GHABTEBS AND DOCUMENTS [1686. 



CIX. 

Ohabteb by King Gharles L, ratifying the Contract No. cvm., and 
disponing to the Burgh and Citj of Glasgow, and the Provost, 
Bajlies, OonncilloM, and Communitj of the same, the church 
called the Blackfriers Kirk. Oatlands, 1 Julj 1636. 



C 



AEOLUS, Dei gratia MagneBritannie, Frande etHibemie Ite^, fideiqne 
defensor^ Omnibud probis hominibuB totiuB terre stie, clericid et laicis 
dalutemi Soiatis quia nos Bufficienter certiores facti Bumus de ardenti 
zelo, Bimimo amore et afiectione qne prepositus, balliui, conBuleB et com- 
munitaB burgi nOBiri et civitatiB de Glasgow habent et gerunt erga Dei 
glorlam et propagationem evangelii JeBU ChriBti infra bondaB eiusdem : Et 
qnod per contractum et appunctuamentum apud dictum burgum noBtnim 
de Glasgow factum, sexto die menslB Junii anno Domini millosimo 
Bexcentesimo trigesimo quinto, inter reuerendifisimimi in Christo patrem 
fideliflsimumque Hostrutn eonsiliarium, Patricium GlaBguensem Archie- 
piscoptim, cum auisamenio et coiiBenBu decani et capituli dicti episco- 
patuB eiusdem, subscribentium ex parte prima ; Patricium Bell, nunc pre- 
posiium, Jacobum Hamiltoun et Ninianum Andersoun dicti burgi ballivos, 
necnon per quamplurimoB consules dicti burgi et civitatis nostre, pro 
Beipsis et eorum BUccessoribus, prepofiitis, balliuis, consulibus et oommuni- 

VHARLES, by the grace of Ood, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, and 
defender oi the faith, to all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, greeting. 
Sjiow ye, whereas we have been snfiSciently informed of the ardent zeal, great 
love and affection, which the provost, bailies, coundllors, and community of our 
burgh and city of Glasgow have and bear towanls the glory of Qod and spread of 
the gospel of Jesus Christ, within the bounds thereof : And that by a contract 
and appointment made at our said burgh of Glasgow, the sixth day of the month 
of June, the year of Qod one thousand six hundred and thirty five, between 
a most reverend father in Christ our most faithful councillor Patrick, ardi- 
bishop of Glasgow, with advice and consent of the dean and chapter of the 
said bishopric thereof, subscribing on the first part ; Patrick Bell now provost^ 
James Hamilton and Nlnian Andersoun, bailies of the said burgh, and the 
most part of the councillors of our said burgh and city, for himself and 
their suooessors, provosts, bailies, councillors and community of our said burgh. 



1686.] RELATOJO TO THE CTTt OF GLASGOW. 865 

tate dicti bnrgi nostri, es: parte eeotinda; Doctorem Joannem Strange 
primaritun coUegii Gladguensifl, magistros Georgium Young, Joannem 
Rae, Willielmnm Wilkie et Jaoobum Fonjnith, fegentes et magistros 
eiusdem, cmn auisamento et consensu magistri Joannis Bell^ vnius 
tninistrortim dicti burgl nostri de Glasgow, rectoris vniversitatis dicti 
ooUegii, ac doctoris Jacobi Elliott, alterius ministrorum dicti burgi nostri 
et civitatis, decani f€M3Ultatis eiusdem pro tempore, pro seipsis eorumque 
successoribus, in eorum officiis omni tempore afiuturo, ex parte tercia* 
Virtute cujusquidem partes contrcAentes prescripte, considerantes vnam 
fuisse eoclesiam infra dictum burgum nostrum (lie Blakfrier Kirk vocatam) 
jacentem contigue predioto collegio Glasguensi nunc penitus ruinosam 
et dirutam, et quod dicto collegio Glasguensi, primario et regentibus 
eiusdem, impossible ftdt, ipsam reparare et emendare, absque magnis 
sumptibus et expensis per ipsos desuper impendendis; et quod ipsi 
renunciaverunt et disposuerunt eandem ecclesiam, preposito, ballivisi 
consulibus et oommunitati dicti nostri burgi de Glasgow, ac eorum suc- 
cessoribus imperpetuum, secundum dispositionem ipsis desuper feotam, 
cum consensu rectoris et decani facultatis predict!, cum libero introitu 
et exitu ad eandem ; Et quod incole dicti burgi nostri, pia oura et labore 
dicti Archiepiscopi GlaSguensis, contribuerunt magnas quasdem pecun- 

on the second part ; Doctor John Strang, principal of the college of Glasgow^ 
Masters George Tonng, John Rae, William Wilkie, and James Forsyth^ 
regents and masters thereof, \inth advice and consent of Master John Bell, one 
of the ministers of oar said burgh of Glasgow, rector of the university of our 
said college, and Doctor James Elliott, another of the ministers of our said 
bnrgh and city, dean of faculty thereof for the time, for themselves and their 
BQcoessors in their offices in all time to come, on the third part : In virtue whereof 
the aforesaid contracting parties, taking into consideration that there was a 
church within our sidd burgh, called the Blakfrier Kirk, lying contiguous to the 
foresaid college of Glasgow, now altogether waste and roinotis, and that it was 
Impossible for the said College of Glasgow, the principal and regents thereof, to re* 
pair and mend it without great charges and expenses being laid out by them there<» 
upon, and that they have renounced and disponed the se^ churdi to the provost> 
bailies, councnllors, and oommunity of our said burgh of Glasgow, and their suc- 
cessors for ever, accoidbg to the disposition thereupon made to them, with consent 
of the lector and dean of faculty foresidd, witii free ish and entry thereto ; and that 
the inhabitants of our said burgh^ by the godly care and labour of the said archbishop 



866 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1686. 

ianim Bummas impendendas super hereditariis securitatibus per pre- 
positum, balliuos et consiiles dicti burgi nostri, pro supplemento et bus- 
tentatione vnius ministri et rectoris cure Bervientk ad dictam ecclesiam : 
Et dictus burgufi noster et civitaB GlasguensiB nunc intendit non solum 
reedificare et reparare, verum etiam amplificare et extendere dictam 
ecclesiam, super eorum propriis sumptibus et expensis, et eandem 
prouidere cum vno mimstro, ac ipsum eiusque successores secures facere 
in vno annuo constante stipendio vnius mille mercarum, preter et vltra 
sustentationem vnius lectoris in dicta ecclesia servituri: Omnesque 
igitur predicte partes cum dicto burgo nostro et civitate Glasguensi 
contrahentes, pia eorum acta et religiosam intentionem in materia pre- 
Bcripta fatentes et approbantes; idcirco Primarius, magistri et regentes 
dicti coUegii Glasguensis, tanquam jus habentes ad dictam ecclesiam 
(lie blakfrier kirk nuncupatam), cum consensu rectoris et decani facultatis 
predictorum, necnon cum consensu dicti reuerendissimi in Christo patris, 
Patricii Glasguensis Episcopi, ac decani et capituli dicti Arcbiepiscopatus, 
et simul cum auisamento et consensu prepositi, ballivorum, decani gilde, 
thesaurarii et consulum dicti burgi nostri et civitatis Glasguensis, ac 
illi omnes vnanimi consensu et assensu per dictum contractum et ap- 

of Glasgow, have contributed certain great sums of money to be laid out on herit- 
able secnrities by the provost, bailies, and coundllors of our said burgh, for the 
supply and maintenance of a minister and rector serving the cure of the said 
church : And our said burgh and city of Olasgow now means not only to reedify 
and repair, but also to enlarge and extend the said church, upon their proper 
charges and expenses, and to provide the same with a minister, and make him 
and his successors secure in a constant annual stipend of one thousand merks, 
over and beyond the sustaining of a reader to serve in the said church : And there- 
fore all the foresaid parties contracting with our said burgh and city of Olasgow, 
acknowledging and approving of their godly acts and religious intention in the 
matter aforesaid : Wherefore the principal, masters and regents of the said college 
of Olasgow, as having right to the said church, called the Blakfrier Kirk, with 
consent of the rector and dean of faculty foresaid, and with consent of the said 
reverend father in Christ, Patrick, bishop of Olasgow, and the dean and chapter of 
the said archbishopric, and also with the advice and consent of the provoety 
bailies, dean of gild, treasurer, and coundllorB of our said burgh and dty of Olas- 
gow, and they all unanimously, with one consent and assent by the said contract 
and appointment, have granted ample power and commission to certain persons 



1686.] BELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 867 

ptmctaamentum concesserunt amplam potestatem et commissioiiem 
qmbusdam perBonis inibi expressiB, eorum fHCtoribufi et commissionariis, 
renimciandi, sursum reddendi et simpliciter extradonandi, et deliberandi, 
pure et simpliciter, per fustim et baculum, vt moriB est, totam et 
integram predictam eccleeiam (lie Blakfrier Ejrk nuncupatam), vnacum 
omnibus jure, titulo, interesse, que sen qufiU9 prefate persone, eommve 
aliqui, in et ad eandem pretendere poterit'seu poterint in fiiturum, in 
manibus nostris yel successorum nostronim seu commissionariorum 
nostrorum quorumcunque, ad recipiendum resignationes pro tempore 
potestatem habentium, ad huno effectum vt nos et succeeeores nostri 
erigeremus predictam ecclesiam lie Blakfrier Kirk in vniean ecclesiam 
parocbialem, et jus patronatus eiusdem ecclesie conferremus et dis- 
poneremus in favorem dicti nostri burgi et civitatis Glasguensis omni 
tempore fiituro; et quod dicti prepositus, balliui et consules eiusdem 
nunc existentes, et qui pro tempore fiierint, presehtabunt dicto archie- 
piscopo Glasguensi et suis successoribus, quoties toties dicta ecclesia 
vacare contigerit, vnum su£Scientem et idoneum yirum in sua literatura 
et conversatione examinandum et probandmn; et post examinationem, 
si aptus et idoneus invenietur, tunc per dictum Archiepiscopum et sues 
suecessores admittetur ministerio et stipendio dicte ecclesie et ab ipsis 
arcbiepiscopis coUationem et institutionem desuper recepturus est, prout 

therein expressed, their factors aad commissioners^ to renounce, uj)give, and sim- 
pliciter overgive and deliver, purely and simply, by staff and baton, as use is, all 
and whole the foresaid church, called Blakfrier Eirk, together with all right, title, 
interest, which the f CM^said persons, or any of them, can pretend in and to the same 
in time to come, in the hands of us (mt our successors, or our oonmussioners 
whomsoever, having power to receive resignations for the time, to this effect that 
we and our suocessors should erect the foresaid church, the Blakfrier Kirk, into a 
parish church, and confer and dispone the right of patronage of the said church in 
favour of our said burgh and city of Glasgow, in all time to come ; and that the 
sidd provost, bailies, and councillors thereof, now being, and that shall be for the 
time, shall present to the said archbishop of Glasgow, and his successors, so often 
as the said church shall happen to become vacant, a sufficient and iSt man to be ex- 
amined and tried in his learning and conversation ; and^ after examination, if he 
be found fit and meet, then he shall be admitted to the ministry and stipend 
of the said church, by the said archbishop and his successors, and receive collation 
and institution thereon from the said archbishops, as is more fully contained in the said 



368 CHABTEBS AND DOGUHKNTS {IfK. 

in dicto oontracta et appunctoamento latiua continetur. Secundum 
quemquidem contractumi resignatio eooleeie omnisque juris et intereMe 
^usdem, in manibw nostris, ealtem in manibu0 dominorum no^trorum 
commisfiionariorom dicti regni nofitri Scotie &cta est, in &Torem et ad 
effeotum suprascriptum in dicto contractu mentionatmUf prout autben* 
tica documenta et instrumeuta desnper suscepta in manibup Joannis Nicoll 
senioris scribe signeto nostro notarii publici latius proportant. Et nos 
maximopere yolentes dictam eodesiam in ecclesiam parochialem erigere, 
ao juB patronatus eiusdem confeire et disponere prefato burgo nostro et 
eivitati Glasguensi, preposito, baUiuis, consulibos et commnnitati eiusdem 
in futurum. Sciatis igitur nos cum auLsiamento et consensu pre* 
dilecti nostri coxisanguinei et oonsiliarii Joannis comitis de Traquair 
domini Lintoun et Caberstoun, nostri summi thesaurarii computoruDD 
nostrorum rotulatoris et collectoris generalis dicti regni nostri Scotie, et 
thesaurarii novarum nostranun augmentationum infra dictum regnum 
nostrum Scotie, necnon cum auisamento et consensu reliquorum domin- 
orum nostri scaccarii eiusdem regni nostri nostrorum commissionarioruiDf 
ratificasse, approbasse et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, tenore^ 
que eiusdem ratificare, approbare ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris pro 
perpetuo confirmare, predictum contractum et appunctuamentum factum 

contract and appointment. According to which contract, the resignation of the chmx^ 
and all ri^t and interest thereof was made in oar hands, at the least in the hands 
of oar lords coinmissioners of oar said kingdom of Scotland, in favour sod for tiie 
effect above written, mentioned in the said contract, as authentic docoments and in- 
straments taken thereap<m in the bands of John Nicoll, Meft writer to oar signet, 
notary public, at more length proport : and we greatly desiring the said chorch to 
be erected into a parish (iurch, and to confer and disp<we the right of patronage 
of the same on oar foresaid burgh and dty of Glasgow, the provost, coancOlora, 
and commonity thereof in time to come : Enow ye ther^ore that we, with advios 
and oonsent of oar weUbdoved cousin and councillor Jdm, earl of Traqaair, lord 
Lintoun-and Caberstoun, our high treasurer, comptroller, and collecto general of our 
said kingdom of Scotland, and treasurer of our new augmentations within our said 
kingdom of Scotland, and with advice and consent of the remanent lords of our 
excheqaer of the said kingdom, our commissioners, have ratified, approved, and by 
this our present charter confirmed, and by the tencHr hereof ratify, approve, and for 
us and our successors for ever OMifirm, the foresaid contract and appcHutment, made 
and ezpede between the foresaid three contracting parties, of date and contents above- 



1686.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 869 

et inter prefataB tree partes oontrahentes expeditnm, de data et contentia 
snprascriptis, vnacum potestate et litera procuratoriali et resignationifi inibi 
mentionatis et instrumenta resignationis desuper sequentia, in omnibus et 
singulis capitibuB, articulis, clausulis, conditionibus et circumstanciis quibus- 
cunque, ad hunc effectum, vt dictus noster burgus et civitas Glasguensisy 
prepositus, balliui, et consuls ac communitas eiusdem, nunc presenti et 
qui pro tempore fuerint, dictam ecclesiam et ius patronatus eiusdem 
gaudere et possidere, et sufficientes et idoneos Tiros eidem presentare 
poterint omni tempore future, post eorum probationem et examinationem 
mode prescripto. Nos itaque cum auisamento et consensu predicto vo- 
lumus et concedimus ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris decemimus 
et ordinamus quod hec presens nostra confirmacio generalis eiusdem erit 
yaloris, roboris, efficacie et effectus prefato burgo nostro et civitati Glas- 
guensi, preposito, balliuis, consulibus et communitati eiusdem, eorumque 
successoribus, omni tempore ftituro, pro gauisione et fruitione dicte ecdesie 
et patronatus eiusdem, priuilegiorum et libertatom suprascriptorum, ac si 
dictus contractus et appunctuamentum, potestas et litera procuratorialis 
resignationis inibi contenta, et instrumentum resignationis desuper 
sequens, ad longum de verbo in verbum in hac presenti carta nostra 
insererentur. Penes quas et omnes inconvenientias que inde sequi 

written, together with power and a letter of procnratory and resignatioD, therein men- 
tioned, and instnunents of resignation thereupon following, in fdl and sundry heads, 
articles, clauses, conditions, and drcuxnstances whatsoever, to this effect, that our said 
burgh and city of Glasgow, provost, bailies, and councillors and community thereof, 
that are now and shall be for the time, shall have power to enjoy and possess the said 
church and right of patronage thereof, and to present sufiQcient and fit men to the same 
in all time to come, after their trial and examuiation in manner aforesaid. We there- 
fore, with advice and consent foresaid, will and grant, and for us and our successors 
decern and ordain, that this our present general confirmation thereof shall be of force, 
strength, efficacy, and effect, to our foresaid burgh and city of Glasgow, the pro- 
vost, bailies, councillors, and community thereof, and their successors in all time 
to come, for enjoyment and possession of the said church and patronage thereof, 
privileges and freedoms abovewritten, as if the said contract and appointment, 
power and letter of procuratory of resignation therein contained, and instrument of 
resignation thereupon following, were inserted at length word by word in this our 
present charter : whereanent, and all inconveniences which thereupon may follow, 
and with all other objections or imperfections, if any be, which may be opposed or 
1 AAA 



870 CHARTEES AND DOCUMENTS [1636. 

poterint, ac cmn omnibufi aliis objectionibus sen imperfectionibus (ed que 
sint) que contra validitatem dicti contractus et appunctuamenti, potestatis 
et procuratorii resignationis inibi content!, ac instrumenti resignationis 
desuper sequentis, aut buius nostre confirmationis earundem aut generali- 
tatifi eiusdem, opponi aut allegari poterint, nos pro nobis et successoribus 
nostris dispensavimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre dispensamus 
imperpetuum. Preterea nos cum auisamento et consensu predicto pro 
bono et fideli seruitio, nobis et preclarissimis nostris progenitoribus per 
dictum burgum nostrum de Glasgow et incolas eiusdem eorumque 
predicessores prestito et impenso, ac pro diuersis aliis magnis respeo- 
tibus et bonis considerationibus nos moventibus, dedimus, concessimus, 
disposuimus et bac present! carta nostra confirmavimus, tenoreque 
e!usdem damns, concedimus, disponimus ac pro nobis et successoribus 
nostris pro perpetuo confirmamus, prefato burgo nostro et civitati 
Glasguensi, preposito, balliuis, consuUbus et communitat! e!usdem, 
eorumque successoribus imperpetuum, totam et integram prefatam 
ecclesiam infra dictum burgum nostrum lie Blakfrier kirk nuncupatam, 
contigue adjacentem dicto coUegio Glasguensi, vnacum omni iure, titulo, 
interesse, jurisclameo, proprietate, possessione, actione et iastancia, que sen 
quas nos, nostri predicessores, aut successores in et ad eemdem habuimus, 
habemus seu quouismodo habere vel clamare poterimus aut poterint, in 

alleged against the validity of the said contract and appointment, power and pro- 
cnratory of resignation therein contained, and instmment of resignation thereupon 
following, or this our confirmation of the same or generality thereof, we for ns and our 
successors have dispensed, and by the tenor of our present charter dispense for 
ever. Further we, with advice and consent foresaid, for the good and faithful 
service done and rendered to us and our most famous progenitors by our said burgh of 
Glasgow and inhabitants thereof, and their predecessors, and for divers other great 
respects and good considerations moving us, have given, granted, disponed, and by 
this our present charter confirmed, and by the tenor hereof give, grant, dispone and 
for us and our suooessora for ever confirm, to our foresaid burgh and city of Glas- 
gow, the provost, bailies, councillors fmd community thereof, and their successors 
for evermore, all and whole the foresidd church within our said burgh, called Blak- 
frier Kirk, lying contiguous to the said college of Glasgow, together with all 
right, title, interest, claim of right, property, possession, action and instance, which 
we, our predecessors or successors had, have, or anyway may have or claim in and 
to the same in time to come : And we have made and constituted, and by the tenor 
of our present charter make and constitute the provost, bailies, councillors and com- 



1686.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 871 

faturum; necnon fecimtis et conBtituimiiB, tenoreque presentis carte 
nostre facimus et coDBtitiiiiniis prepoBitum, ballivoS) consules et com- 
munitatem burgi nostri et civitatis Glasguensis, eonimque successoree pro 
perpetuo omni tempore fiituro, indubitatos et irreuocabiles hereditarios 
patronos dicte ecclesie ; cmn plena potestate ipsis eonmique successor- 
ibuB idoneos et qualificatos viros, prefSstto reuereDdissimo nostro in Christo 
patri Patricio Archiepiscopo Glasguenei et successoribus suis presen- 
tandi, toties qnoties dicta ecclesia vacare contigerit, per decessum, dimis- 
fiionem, deprivationem, inhabilitatem vel aliquo alio modo quocimque ; ac 
omnia alia et singula faciendi que ad advocationem, donationem et ius 
patronatuB dicte ecclcBie pertinent, vt congruit. Insuper volumus et 
concedimus, ac pro nobis et nostris successoribus decemimus et ordinamus, 
quod vnica sasina nunc per prepositum aut vnum aliquem ballivorum 
dicti burgi et civitatis Glasguensis, apud principale ostium seu introitum 
dicte ecclesie capienda, stabit et sufficiens erit sasina, preposito, balliuis, 
consulibus et communitati dicti nostri burgi eorumque successoribus 
imperpetuum, absque vUa alia sasina per ipsos eorumve aliquem vUo 
tempore ftituro suscipienda. Tenendam et habendam totam et integram 
prefatam ecclesiam lie Blakfrier kirk nuncupatam, jacentem contigue 
predicto collegio de Glasgow, cum aduocatione, donatione et iure patron- 
atus eiusdem, libertatibus, priuilegiis et aliis suprascriptis eisdem spec- 

manity of our burgh and city of Glasgow, and their successors for ever in all time 
to come, indubitable and irrevocable heritable patrons of the said church ; with full 
power to them and their successors to present fit and qualified men to our foresaid 
most reverend father in Christ, Patrick archbishop of Glasgow and his successors, 
as often as the said church shall happen to become vacant, by decease, dismissal, 
deprivation, inability, or in any other way whatsoever ; and to do all other and 
snndry things which belong to the advocation, gift and right of pati-onage of the 
sidd church, as accords. Further, we will and grant, and for us and our successors 
decern and ordain, that a single seisin, now to be taken by the provost or any 
of the bailies of the said burgh and city of Glasgow at the principtd door or entry 
of the said church, shall stand and be a sufficient sasine to the provost, bailies, 
councillors and community of our said burgh and their successors for evermore, 
without any other sasine to be taken by them or any one of them in any time to 
come. To have and to hold all and whole the foresaid church, called tiie Blak- 
frier Kirk, lying contiguous to the foresaid college of Glasgow, with advocation, 
donation, and right of patronage thereof, freedoms, privileges and others above- 
written belonging to the same, to the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors and com- 



872 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1686. 

tantibus, prefatis preposito, balliuisy consulibus et commimitati dicti nostri 
burgi et civitatifl Glasgnensis ao eorum successoribus, de nobis et bilc* 
cesBoribus nostris, in feodo, hereditate et pura eleemosina imperpetnum ; 
Per omnes rectas metas suas antiquas et diuisas, pront jacent in longi- 
tudine et latitudine, cum libero introitu et exitu, ao cum onmibuB aliis 
et singuliB libertatibuB, commoditatibuB, proficuis, aBiamentis ac iustiB suis 
pertinentiiB quibuscunque, tarn non nominatis quam nominatiB, tarn subtus 
terra quam Bupra terrain, procul et prope, ad dictam ecclesiam Bpectantibns 
Beu iuste spectare yalentibuB quomodolibet infuturum; libere, quiete, 
plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et in pace, Bine reuocatione, contra- 
dictione, impedimento aut obBtaculo aliquali. Reddendo inde annuatim 
prepoBituB, balliui, conBules et communitas dicti burgi noBtri de Glasgow 
eorumque BUCcessoreB, nobis et Buccessoribus nostris vnum denarium 
vsualis monete regni Scotie, apud dictam ecclesiam et super solo eiusdem 
in die festo Pentecostes nomine albefirme, si petatur tantum; necnon 
eorum quotidianas ardentesque preces Deo Omnipotenti pro perpetua 
nostra et succeBsorum nostrorum prosperitate. Et similiter dicti pro- 
positus, balliui, consules et communitas dicti nostri burgi de Glasgow 
eorumque successores, reparando, edificando, extendendo et reedificando 
dictam Ecclesiam de Blakfrieris et faciendo eandem sufficientem pro 
bono et publico divino seruitio, et sustentando eandem post reparationem 

munity of the said burgh and city of Glasgow, and their soccessora, of us and our 
Buooessors in fee, heritage, and pare almsgift for eyer ; by all their right meiths 
and old marches, as they lie in length and in breadth, with free ish and entry, and 
with all other and sundry freedoms, commodities, profits, easements, and their right 
pertinents whatsoever, as weU not named as named, as well under the gromid as 
above the ground, far and near, belongmg or that may rightly belong in any way 
in time, to come to the said church ; freely, quietly, fully, wholly, honourably, wdl 
and in peace, without revocation, gainsaying, hindrance or obstacle whatsoever. 
Paying therefor yearly the provost, bailies, councillors and community of our said 
burgh of Glasgow and their successors, to us and our successors, one penny usual 
money of the kingdom of Scotland, at the said church and upon the ground thereof, 
on the day of the feast of Whitsunday, in name of blenchferm, if asked only, and 
their daily and earnest sapplications to Almighty God for the continual prosperity 
of us and our successors. And in like manner the said provost, bailies, councillors 
and community of our said burgh of Glasgow and their successors, repairing, build- 
ing, enlarging and reedifying the said church of Blakfrieris and making it sufficient 
for good and public divine service, and upholding of the same after repairing and 



1686.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 378 

et edificationem eiusdem, vt predicitur ; necnon presentando qualificatos 
ministros pro seruicio cure dicte ecclesie, ac solvendo iisque eorumqne 
succesBoribus summam vnius mille mercanim monete Scotie pro eoram 
sustentatione et Btipendio; ac etiam prouidendo dictam ecclesiam cum 
sufficiente et qualificato lectore, cui per ipsos persolvetur competens 
stipendium et sustentatio pro suo eeruitio tantuin. Prouiso tamen, sicuti 
tenore presentis carte nostre pro expresBo prouidetur et declaratur, quod 
presens hec nostra confirmatio, carta et infeofamentum desuper sequentia, 
nullum erit damnum seu preiudicium pre&to Archiepiscopo Glasguensi 
nee Buocessoribus suis in quibuscunque eorum finctibus, redditibus, censi- 
bus, annuls redditibus, terris, decimis, tenementisy domibus, edifiiciis, hortis, 
pomariis, emolumentiSf proficuis, deuoriis, capellaniis, prebendariis in 
Cathedral! ecclesia dicti Archiepiscopatus fundatis per quemcunque 
patronum, vbicunque eadem jacent et vbicunque prius levata fuerint, seu 
debita extiterunt, de quacunque domo infra dictam nostram civitatem, 
dotatis quibuscunque capellaniis^ alteragiis et ecclesiis dicto Archiepis- 
copatui spectantibus, vel vUis aliis quibuscunque eidem Archiepiscopatui 
spectantibus, seu spectare cognitis.. Specialiter cum expressa pro- 
uisione et conditione quod dicta dispositio et erectio dicte ecclesie de 
Blakfrieris in ynam ecclesiam parochialem, et concessio dicti patronatus 
eiusdem, vt predicitur, nuUatenus preiudicabit dicto Archiepiscopo nee 

edifying thereof, as aforesaid ; and piesenting qualified ministers for serving the 
core of the said churchy and paying to them and their sucoessors the som of one 
thousand merks money of Scotland for their sustenance and stipend ; and also pro- 
viding the said church with a sujGficient and qualified reader, to whom there shall 
be paid by them a competent stipend and maintenance for his service only. Pro- 
vided nevertheless, likeas by the tenor of our present charter it is expressly pro- 
vided and declared, that this onr present confirmation, charter and infeftment 
thereupon following, shall be no hurt or prejudice to the foresaid archbishop of 
Glasgow nor his successors, in whatsoever their fmits, rents, maills, annualrents, 
lands, teinds, tenements, houses, buildings, gardens, orchards, emoluments, profits, 
duties, chapbunries, prebendaries founded in the cathedral church of the said arch- 
bishopric by any patron, wherever the same He and wherever they were formerly 
uplifted, or remain due, from whatever house within our said dty gifted to what- 
ever chaplainries, altarages and churches belonging to the said archbishopric or any 
others whatsoever belongiog to the said archbishopric, or known to belong. Spe- 
dsdly with the express provision and condition, that the said disposition and erec- 
tion of the said church of Blakfrieris into a parish church and grant of the said 



874 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1686. 

succesBOribus suis in eorum decimis, rectoriiB et Ticariis, de Glasgow nee 
in aliqua parte eorum patrimonii; nee vUum inferet damnmn aut pre- 
judicium dicto oollegio GlaBguenei in aliqtia parte sni reditns, annuorum red- 
dituum, censuum, alteragioriun, eapellaniarum, prebendariormn et aliorum 
debitorum quorumeunque dieto eollegio speetantimn, quoeunque modo ant 
via, aut in aliqua alia reuersione et eonditione in dieta dispositione men- 
tionata, secundum tenorem dieti eontractus in omnibus pimctis. In 
euiuB rei testimonium huic presenti earte nostre magnum sigillum 
nostrum apponi preeepimus. Testibus reuerendissimo in Christo patre 
ao reuerendissimo in Christo patre Joanne miseratione divina Sancti 
Andree Arebiepiscopo, nostro eancellario ; predilectis nostris consanguineis 
et consiliariis Jacobo Marchione de Hammiltoun, comite Arranie et 
Cantabrigie, domino Aven et Innerdaill ; Thoma comite de Hadingtoun, 
domino Bynniag et Byres, nostri seereti sigilli eustode ; Will^lmo comite 
de Stirling, viceeomite de Cannada, domino Alexander de Tullibodie, 
nostro secretario ; dileetis nostris familiaribus consiliariis, dominis Joanne 
Hay de Barro, nostrorum rotulorum registri et eonsilii derico ; Jacobo 
Carmichaell de eodem, nostre justieiarie clerico; et Joanne Scott de 
Scottistarvett, nostre cancellarie direetore, militibus. Apud Oatlandis, 
prime die mensis Julii anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo trigesimo 
sexto, et anno regni nostri duodecimo. 

patronage thereof, as aforesaid, shall in no wise prejudice the said archbishop nor 
his Buooessors in their teiuds, rectory and vicarage, of Glasgow, nor in any part 
of their patrimony ; nor cause any loss or prejudice to the said college of Glasgow 
in any part of their rent, annualrents, maills, altarages, chaplainries, prebends, 
and other dues whatsoever belonging to the said coUege, in any manner or way, or 
in any other reversion and condition mentioned in the sidd disposition, according to 
the tenor of the sud contract in all points. In witness whereof to this our present 
charter we have commanded our great seal to be appended. Witnesses, the most 
reverend father in Christ, John, by the mercy of God archbishop of St Andrews, our 
chancellor ; our wellbeloved cousins and counsellors James, marquis of Hammiltoun, 
earl of Arran and Cambridge, lord Aven and Innerdaill ; Thomas, earl of Hadington, 
lord Bynning and Byres keeper of our privy seal ; William, earl of Stirling, viscount 
of Cannada, lord Alexander of Tullibodie, our secretary ; our beloved familiar coun- 
sellors Sir John Hay of Barro, clerk of our rolls, register and council; James Car- 
michaell of that ilk, our justice clerk ; and John Scott of Scottistarvett, director of 
our chancery, knights. At Oatlands, the first day of the month of July the year of 
God one thousand six hundred and thirty-sixth, and of our reign the twelfth year. 



1686.] RELATING TO THE CITY OP GLASGOW. 875 

ex. 

Chabtkr by King Charles I., whereby he confirmed all the charters, 
writings, rights, and privileges, previously granted to and enjoyed 
by the Provost, Bailies, Bean of Guild, Treasurer, Councillors, and 
Community of the Burgh of Glasgow. Newmarket, 16 October 1636. 

L/AROLUS Dei gratia Magne Britannie, Francie et Hibemie Rex, fideique 
defensor, omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue, clericis et laicis, salu- 
tem. Sciatis nos nunc, diu post nostram legitimam et perfectam etatem, 
omnesque nostras revocationes tam speciales quam generates, certiores 
facti de antiqua erectione burgi nostri de Glasgow per nobilissimoa 
nostros progenitores, dignissime memorie, in vnum integrum burgum 
regalem, et de summa antiquitate dicti nostri burgi ; et quod, virtute et 
industria eiusdem in extranea negotiatione, ao navigatione mercatorum, 
burgensium et incolarum eiusdem, reditus et census nostri incrementiun 
acceperint, et ilia pars regni nostri divitiis aucta et ad civilitatem- redacta 
sit ; et quod dictus burgus, in omnibus communibus sumptibus eiusdem 
(quales sunt taxationes, impositiones, et exactiones), non exiguam par- 
tem oneris burgis impositi sustineat ; et pro presenti sit, ac hisce multis 
seculis retroactis fuerit precipuus et dignissimus burgus in occidentali- 
bus partibus regni nostri predicti collocatus, ac maxime idoneus, qui 

vHARLES, by the grace of Ood, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, and 
Defender of the Faith, to all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, greeting. 
Know ye that we, now long after onr lawful and perfect age, and all our revocations, 
special as well as general, having been informed of the ancient erection of our burgh 
of Glasgow into a Royal burgh, by our most noble progenitors, of most worthy 
memory, and of the great antiquity of our said burgh ; and that by the integrity and 
industry of the same in foreign trade and the naval enterprise of the merchants, 
burgesses, and inhabitants thereof, our rents and revenue have received augmentation, 
and that part of our kingdom is increased in wealth and brought to civilization ; and 
that the said burgh, in all the common expenses of the same, such as taxations, im- 
posts, and exactions, bears no small share of the burden imposed on the burghs, and 
is at present, and for these many ages bypast has been, the chief and most distin- 
guished burgh situated in the western part of our foresaid kingdom, and the best 



876 CHABTEBS AND DOCUMENTS [1686. 

statui eiuBdem ornamento sit : ac intelligentes etiam prepositmn, baili- 
YOB, consules, et communitatem dicti bnrgi nostri et civitatis de Glasgow 
non pauca egregia opera suscepisse, magnosque sumptns et impensas hisce 
multis annis elapsis impendisse, reddendo fluvinm Glotte, lie river of Clydey 
super quo dicta civitas fundata et situata est, pro navibus, cimbis, et na- 
viculis, aliisque vasis, ad importandum et exportandum intemas et exter- 
nas commoditates navigabilem, summo nostrorum liegiorum solatio ibi 
habitantium, et ad dictas bondas et vicecomitatus eidem proxime adja- 
centes yenientium ; proque propagatione et incremento politie reipublice 
predicti regni nostri Scotie; ac pro emendatione, reparatione, et susten- 
tatione pontis trans dictum fluvium— quod maxime conducit commercio 
promovendo : ac perpendentes eorum curam et expensas providendo minis- 
trum ad illam ecclesiam infra dictum burgum de Glasgow vocatam Ue 
ElackfreirJdrhy eorumque solicitudinem pro reparatione et augmentatione 
eiusdem, ao provisione ministri ibidem cure inservientis, cum constanti 
locali stipendio : et similiter in memoriam revocantes quantos sumptus ex- 
pensas et curam non ita pridem impenderint in edificatione pretorii pro ad- 
minifitratione justicie et aliorum negotiorum, ad propagationem reipublice 
et predicti regni nostri omamentum ; et in edificatione et repiuratione illius 

suited for being an ornament of the commonweal thereof : And also understanding 
that the provost, bailies, councillors, and community of our said burgh and dty of 
Glasgow have taken in hand not a few great undertakings, and have expended 
great sums of money and outlays these many years bygone, in making the river 
of Clyde, on which the said city is built and situated, navigable for ships, barks, and 
boats, and other vessels, for importation and exportation of home and foreign 
commodities, to the great comfort of our lieges dwelling there, and those coming 
to the said bounds and to the shires next adjacent thereto ; and for the spread and 
growth of civil polity in the commonweal of our foresidd realm of Scotland ; and 
for mending, repairing, and upholding of the bridge over the said river, which 
greatly conduces to the furtherance of traffic : And taking into consideration their 
care and charges in providing a minister to that church within the said burgh of 
Glasgow, called the Black Friar Ejrk, and their heedful concern for the repair and 
enlargement thereof, and provision of a constant local stipend to the minister serving 
the cure thereat : And in like manner calling to mind how great charges, expenseSi 
and attention they have lately spent in the building of a tolbooth for the adminis- 
tration of justice, and other business, to the advancement of the commonweal and 
adornment of our foresaid kingdom ; and in building and repairing that other church 



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alterius ecclesie vocate Nove Eoclesie de Glasgow, sitnate in Trongait 
eiusdem, cum turre eidem correspondenti ; et in reparatione publicarum 
vianim, et in edifiicatione et reparatione diversorum pontium trans fluvios 
et aquas in diversis partibus vt peregrini commodius iter £etciant a 
et ad regnum nostrum Hibemie, aliasqne partes infra dictmn regnum 
nostrum Scotie, non solum ad solatium et emolumentum nostrorum liegio- 
rum omnis generis dictorum nostrorum regnorum, verum etiam ad sola- 
tium omnium peregrinorum et exterorum istas partes frequentantium ; et 
similiter in edificatione amplarum aularum et fororum pro recipiendo et 
emendo victuali aliisque commeatibus ad fora devenientibus, et in erec* 
tione fionpli coUasterii, Ue Correctioun Haus, pro suppressione scurrarum 
vagorum, et vt pupilli ac indigi ad opus se acdngant : ac etiam consider- 
antes magnos sumptus hactenus impensos, in sustentatione et emenda- 
tione magne Metropolitane Ecclesie illius dvitatis ; et nos memores piorum 
et laude dignorum opemm ad bonum publicum dicti regni nostri tenden- 
tium, et vt ijs animus addatur tales bonos conatus prosequendi ; necnon pro 
bono fideli et gratuito servitio nobis nostrisque predarissimis progenitori- 
buB per prepositum ballivos oonsules et communitatein dicti burgi nostri et 
civitatis de Glasgow, eorumque predicessores, temporibus retroactis prestito 
et impenso : Igitub nos, cum speciali auisamento et consensu predilecti 

called the New Church of Glasgow, situated in the Trongait thereof, with a tower 
corresponding thereto; and in repairing highways, and in building and repiuring of 
sundry bridges across rivers and waters in divers places, so that strangers may more 
easily travel from and to our realm of Ireland, and other places within our sud 
kingdom of Scotland, not only to the comfort and advantage of our lieges of every 
rank in our said kingdoms, but also to the comfort of all strangers and foreigners 
frequentiug these parts ; and in like manner in building of large halls and markets 
for receiving and buying of victual and other wares coming to market, and in 
erecting of a large correction house for the suppression of wandering vagabonds, 
and thfl^ young and needy persons may be set to work. And also taking into our 
consideration the great charges heretofore incurred in upholding and repairing of 
the High Metropolitan Church of that dty ; and being mindful of their pious and 
praiseworthy works, tending to the public weal of our said kingdom, and to give 
encouragement to them to foUow out such gooA enterprises; and for the good, faith* 
f ul, and thankful service done and paid to us and our most noble progenitors in tinies 
bypast, by the provost, bailies, coundUors, and community of our said burgh and 
dty of Glasgow, and their predecessors: Thbbbfobb we, with the spedal advice and 
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878 CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS [1«S6. 

nostri consanguinei et consiliarii Joannis comitis de Traqnair domini 
Lyntoim et Caberstoun, siimmi nostri thesaurarii, computorum nostronuQ 
rottdatoris, et collectoris generalis, ao theBaurarii Novarum noBtrarum Aug- 
mentationum infra regnmn nostrum Scotie, necnon reliquorum domino- 
rum nostri scaccarij eiusdem regni nostri nostrorum commissionariorum, ra- 
tificasse, approbasse, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, tenoreque 
eiusdem ratificare, approbare, ac pro nobis et nostris successoribus pro 
perpetuo confirmare omnes et singulas cartas, infeo£Etmenta, precepta, 
sasinarum instrumenta, confirmationes, acta, sententias, decreta, donati- 
ones, concessiones, mortificationes, jura patronatuum aliaque jura, titulos 
evidentias et securitates, libertates, commoditates, ac privilegia inibi con- 
tenta, de quacimque natura genere et qualitate eedem sunt, factas et con- 
cessas prefato nostro burgo et civitati de Glasgow, prepositis, ballivis, 
decano gilde, thesaurariis, consulibus, et communitati eiusdem, eorumque 
successoribus, per nos aut quosounque alios nostros preclarissimos pro- 
genitores, reges, reginas, principes, et senescallos predicti regni nostri 
Scotie, eorum regentes et gubematores pro tempore existentes, vel per 
dominos Supremi Senatus et CoUegii Justicie ; vna etiam cum omnibus 
burgorum actis, aliisque juribus, libertatibus et possessionibus per dictum 
burgum nostrum de Glasgow ullo tempore preterite gavisis, ac ecclesijs, 

ooQsent of our well-beloved cousin and counsellor, John, Earl of Traqnair, Lord 
Lyntoun and Caberstoun, our high treasurer, our controller, and collector general, 
and treasurer of our New Augmentations within our kingdom of Scotland, and of 
the remanent lords commissioners of our Exchequer of our said kingdom, have 
ratified, approved, and by this our present charter confirmed, and by the tenor 
thereof ratify, approve, and for us and our successors for ever confirm, all and 
sundry charters, infeftments, precepts, instruments of seisin, confirmations, acts, 
sentences, decreets, gifts, grants, mortifications, rights of patronages and other 
rights, titles, evidents and securities, freedoms, commodities, and privileges therein 
contained, of whatever nature, kind, and quality the same he, made and granted to 
our foresaid burgh and city of Glasgow, to the provosts, bailies, dean of gild, 
treasurers, councillors, and community thereof, and their sncoessors, by us or any 
others our most noble progenitors, kings, queens, princes, and stewards of our 
foresaid kingdom of Scotland, their regents and governors for the time, or by 
the Lords of our high Court and College of justice ; together also with all acts of 
the burghs, and other rights, freedoms, and possessions enjoyed at any time bygone 
by our said burgh of Glasgow, and churches, odleges, ministries, and hospttala 



1686.] RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW. 879 

collegijs, ministris, et hospitalibus infra eundem, de quacimque forma, 
tenore, et contentis, data seu datis eedem eint. Ac presertim, absque 
prejudicio generalitatis predicte, Vnam cartam, donationem, et concessio 
nem, fistctam et concessam per nobiliBsinmin nostrum progenitorem 
Alexandrum Scotie Regem de libert